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Forthcoming Meetings

Wednesday 21 June 2017 - 18:30 for 19:00 start

'Praying souls out of purgatory: ratio and proportion in the mathematics classroom'

Presenter: Peter Ransom

Session includes: Working on ratio and proportion - making an old mathematical instrument based on ratio and some geometry - paired work using a novel way of checking answers

Venue: Exeter Maths School, Rougemont House, Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PU


Previous Meetings

Wednesday 15th March 2017 - 18:30 for 19:00 start

Binary Problems and Investigations

Presenter - Dr Chris Pritchard 

Binary numbers (and their kin) turn up in a variety of situations in elementary mathematics. We will consider some problems and investigations in which binary can be used, from modelling paper-folding to the generation of bubble diagrams, and from the arrangement of Cuisenaire rods to shunting trucks.  All of the contexts are suitable for 11-16 year olds but they will bring challenge and surprise to all who attend. 

Venue: Exeter Maths School, Rougemont House, Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PU

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Wednesday 21st September 2016 - 18:30 for 19:00 start

Children as Mathematical Thinkers 

Presenter - Ruth Trundley

Thinking is at the heart of Mathematics and so assessment of thinking is at the heart of assessment in Mathematics. What does it mean to assess thinking and how can this be embedded in everyday practice?

This session will explore ideas about how to ensure assessment supports development of mathematical thinking rather than narrowing mathematical experiences.

Venue: Exeter Maths School, Rougemont House, Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3PU

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Tuesday 3rd May 2016 - 6.30pm for 7.00pm 

Presenter - Richard Perring 

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Venue: Exeter Mathematics School

Date: Tuesday, 22nd March, 2016 - 19:00 Onwards 

Title:  Sequences vs Functions; Skip counting vs Multiplication; “Oh, I get it” vs “Ah, I see”

Patterns vs Structure - Stimulated by an article from MT247 (the ATM journal) by Anne Watson on the role of sequences in the National Curriculum, this session will explore a range of mathematical situations where an emphasis on structure can produce deep mathematical thinking. Pete will also invite you to discuss the teaching implications of this.

Presenter: Pete Griffin Assistant Director (Maths Hubs) National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics

For further details please contact Sue Waring

Venue: Exeter Maths School, Rougemont House, Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3PU

Thursday, 3rd December 2015

6.45pm for 7.15pm

Venue: Exeter Maths School

Leaders: Jurassic Hub

Title: Visiting Shanghai (Further details later.)

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  Thursday, 3rd December 2015

6.45pm for 7.15pm

Venue: Exeter Maths School

Leaders: Jurassic Hub

Title: Visiting Shanghai (Further details later.)

Download the flyer here. 

 Date: Thursday, 24th September 2015

6.45pm for 7.15pm

Venue:  Exeter Maths School

Speaker: Stefanie Burke, Primary Maths Advisor

Title: ‘Leading a ‘learning conversation’ - a social constructivist approach to using lesson observation as CPD’

In this session Stefanie will explain how her training and research as a Numbers Count Teacher Leader has impacted on her work as a primary maths advisor, in particular how she can choose to manage the conversation after she has observed teaching for example when watching teaching as part of lesson study CPD.

We will explore different ways that the observer can lead the conversation depending on the purpose of the observation and on the observer’s beliefs about how teachers learn. We will consider how the social constructivist theory of learning can influence the content and style of a conversation between the observer and observed.

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Thu 20 Nov 2014 • 19:15

Ted Graham ‘Mathematical Card Tricks’

In this session we will look at some mathematical card tricks. The session will present the tricks in a way that could be used with students in schools and also give those present the confidence to
replicate the tricks themselves. As well as learning how to do the tricks and seeing how they can be used in a classroom, we will also explore the algebra behind the tricks.

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Thu 28 Feb 2013 • 19:30

France: Les Villes de Vauban with Peter Ransom

A workshop presented by the Marquis de Vauban (aka Peter Ransom), a 17th century Marshal of France in period costume. The geometry of fortification of French towns and cities fortified by Vauban includes opportunities for creative work.

A CD ROM of all the materials (and much more) with full teacher notes for using the materials with a wide range of learners from Year 5 to Y13 will be given free to all attendees.