Bath Branch

Branch Contact

Jayne Stansfield - Secretary

Meetings Venue

Venue: Room CVG01, Culverhay Campus, Bath Spa University, Rush Hill, Bath, BA2 2QL - between the school and the surgery. Unless otherwise stated. 

For further information please contact: Jayne Stansfield, School of Education, Bath Spa University or telephone: 01225 876556.


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Forthcoming Meetings

To be announced. 


Previous Meetings

Tuesday 10th Nov 2015 - 18:00-19:30 

Ray Huntley - Developing problem Solving and Reasoning 

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Suitable for primary and secondary teachers.

Cost: ATM member £1; non-members £3 - for refreshments and immediate expenses

Venue: Room CVG01, Culverhay Campus, Bath Spa University, (Rush Hill, Bath, BA2 2QL – between the school and the surgery)

For further information or to book a place, please contact: Jayne Stansfield,
School of Education, Bath Spa University j.stansfield@bathspa.ac.uk 01225 876556


3. Tuesday 5th May 2015 18:00 - 19:30

Problem Solving in Mathematics Lessons Opportunities to reason mathematically

The session will look at a variety of problems, including some requiring a modelling approach, for participants to tackle. We will also consider ways of introducing more open-ended investigations and problems.

The new National Curriculum for Mathematics has three aims, two of which are to ensure that all pupils :

-  reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language

-  can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Suitable for primary and secondary teachers, ATM membership is not required.

Cost: ATM member £1; non-members £3, for refreshments and immediate expenses

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Monday 2 March 2015 18:00 - 19:30

Again and again and again... iterations exploring some topics in the maths curriculum - Led by Dave Hewitt 

We will engage in a few activities which use the idea of repeating a process again and again, and explore what possibilities there are in practising some parts of the mathematics curriculum and gaining new awarenesses. There will be a lot of ‘doing’ which will hopefully create much to discuss.

Suitable for primary and secondary teachers. ATM membership is not required. Cost: ATM member £1; non-members £3 for refreshments and immediate expenses. 

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1. Wednesday 12th November 18:00 - 19:30

Calculations with manipulatives led by Caroline Ormesher

Caroline is an NCETM Professional Development Accredited Lead and this session is based on her training with the NCETM. Her workshop will provide an opportunity to explore the use of manipulatives to aid the conceptual understanding of written methods of calculation and to practice using bar modelling as a way of representing and solving word problems.

 A colleague who attended the session at a Bristol branch ATM meeting said: "A thought provoking session which brings to light links between procedural and conceptual methods in mathematics. Exciting ideas, encompassing the use of resources, for any classroom - enjoyed by teachers and pupils a like! Definitely recommended".

Suitable for primary and secondary teachers. ATM membership is not required. Cost: ATM member £1; non-members £3 for refreshments and immediate expenses. 

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Thu 22 May 2014 • 18:00 - 19:30

Economical Teaching and Learning

 We might do better to work harder but better still to work smarter.

 This session is based on activity and discussion; it will be about classroom strategies, tasks and resources. Some will be suggested and explored, but participants are requested to contribute their own ideas and resources.

 Suitable for primary and secondary teachers.

 ATM membership is not required.

 Cost: ATM member £1; non-members £3 for refreshments and immediate expenses


Tue 11 Feb 2014

Linda Wynne, Mathematics Adviser Wiltshire Council

There are key mathematical skills that children need to learn if they are to be able to access the mathematics curriculum. In this very practical and inspiring session Linda will draw on research to: show how games can help to engage children in maths; suggest ways to engage parents; share best practice resources. You'll take away loads of exciting ideas for your lessons - guaranteed!

Suitable for primary and secondary teachers.


Wed 13 Nov 2013

Developing STEM initiatives in the region with Garrod Musto

Garrod is a mathematics teacher working locally in B&NES, and will share with you a Royal Academy of Engineering project he is involved with, which includes a hands on session and potentially access to free resources for interested teachers, to develop STEM provision in schools in Bath and the surrounding area.

Suitable for primary and secondary teachers.


Tue 5 Feb 2013

Dave Hickory: Marvellous, Magical Maths

In this workshop Dave will introduce us to a resource that is cheap and easy to use to encourage mathematical thinking as we use balloons and magic to have fun and make discoveries whilst solving puzzles. If we are lucky we may get to build a giant Tetrahedron from balloons.

Suitable for primary and secondary teachers. ATM membership is not required.


Tue 13 Nov 2012

John Mason: Imagine That!

Mental Imagery is perhaps the fundamental power that enables human beings to plan and prepare and to access fantastic virtual worlds. Participants will be invited to engage in a variety of tasks through which to experience the role of mental imagery in thinking mathematically and in planning lessons which engage students in mathematical thinking.


Tue 12 Jun 2012

Gattegno and the teaching of mathematics

With Alf Coles (University of Bristol)

In this session Alf will offer a brief overview of Gattegno’s ideas for teaching mathematics and then exemplify them with classroom activities for you to work on and discuss.

Primary and secondary teachers and students all welcome. ATM membership is not required.


Tue 12 Jun 2012

Symmetry with Bob Burns (University of Exeter)


Thu 03 Nov 2011

Rich Task Maths with Barbara and Derek Ball


10 May 2011

The Maths of Celtic and African Knots

With Professor Chris Budd - University of Bath

Chris will show us how Celtic and African knots are constructed and some of the mathematics behind them. There will be plenty of opportunity to practice creating out own and ideas to take back to the classroom.


Tue 04 Oct 2011

Joint IMA/ATM maths trail creation.

We will meet with Dr Maths Steve Humble at 6pm in the square in front of Bath abbey and the pump rooms to create a maths trail around the city which will be used as part of the Bath Taps into science week.

This event is jointly organised by IMA and ATM.

Primary and secondary teachers and students all welcome. ATM membership is not required.


12 Jan 2011

Engaging learners to think mathematically with Charlie Gilderdale - NRICH

The NRICH website initially published problems targeted at highly achieving maths students. Recently we have tried to cater for a much wider range of students by creating ‘low threshold - high ceiling’ tasks. This session will offer teachers the opportunity to work on some of these tasks, and to see how such activities allow all students to engage with key mathematical processes, regardless of their prior level of achievement.

Primary and secondary teachers and students all welcome. ATM membership is not required.


16 Nov 2010

Where is the ‘real’ mathematics? • Pete Griffin, NCETM

‘Mathematicians are forced to resort to written symbols and pictures to describe their world - even to each other. But the symbols are no more that world than musical notation is music’ • Ian Stewart in Nature’s Numbers.

Symbols are often the source of great confusion for children learning mathematics. When they work in ‘real’ situations, they can often show considerable mathematical talent, but when symbols are introduced it can become incomprehensible and yet being able to understand and use symbols fluently is often thought of as the goal in mathematics education.

In this session Pete will use the example of fractions and, in particular, a CPD session from the Primary on-line CPD module on the NCETM portal to debate and explore this issue. Although the session is taken from the primary CPD module it is equally applicable at secondary level.


Wed 14 Jul 2010

Mobile Maths Workshop

This workshop is based around the final project of a Maths Enhancement student from last year which was inspired by the art of Alexander Calder and explores the mathematics of balance.

In this workshop we will use these ideas to make a Calder style mobile and show how the maths can be adapted for use in classrooms at a range of levels throughout primary and secondary.

Primary and secondary teachers and students all welcome. ATM membership is not required.


Wed 05 May 2010

Origami in the maths classroom

Many children have difficulty visualising and working with properties of shapes. By exploring how to create regular polygons and 3D models such as dodecahedra and bucky balls, Karen Wintle will demonstrate how a hands on origami approach can be used in the classroom to help overcome this.

There is so much more to the art of origami than flapping birds and pretty flowers!

Primary and secondary teachers and students all welcome. 

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