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Forthcoming Meetings

Saturday 4th February 10:00 to 12:30

Title: Teaching mathematics for social justice - Pete Wright

How can learning mathematics help bring about a fairer society? How might a focus on equity effect the way we teach mathematics? What would an engaging, meaningful and empowering mathematics curriculum look like? What is mathematics and why do we spend so much time learning it?

This workshop will provide an opportunity to engage with some of the ideas and activities generated by the 'Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice' action research project (involving a group of five teachers in London schools). These will be used to promote discussion around the four questions above. Further information about the TMSJ project can be found at http://maths-socialjustice.weebly.com/

Venue: University College London, Institute of Education (UCL/IOE) Room 804, Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Directions: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/contact-us

You can come straight up to the room. There will be no refreshments as we don't have the facilities to do this yet. However, the IOE has it's own coffee shop and there are lots of possibilities nearby. As last year, the subscription is £10 for individuals and £20 for a whole department. Remember this is for the whole year including the conference!


Previous meetings

Saturday 10 December 2016 - 10.00-12.30

Title:  Task Design incorporating Variation-Pedagogy - Anne Watson & John Mason

Participants will be invited to engage in some mathematical tasks and then to consider the pedagogic choices in their design, and implications for their use in classrooms.

Venue:  University College London, Institute of Education (UCL/IOE), Main Building, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Directions: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/contact-us

Branch Contact name/email:  Please email any enquiries to Chris Olley or check for updates at www.londonmaths.org.uk .

Just present yourself to reception and they will point you to the room. There will be no refreshments as we don't have the facilities to do this yet. However, the IOE has its own coffee shop and there are lots of possibilities nearby.  

As last year, the subscription is £10 for individuals and £20 for a whole department. Remember this is for the whole year (4 sessions) and the day conference coming in July. FREE for all students in training (PGCE, Teach First, etc.).

PLEASE can all PGCE course directors, Teach First Co-ordinators and anyone else involved in teacher training pass this on to your students. They can come for free and it will be an excellent addition to any ITE course. Thank you!


Conference Saturday 9th July 2016 09:30 to 16:00

A full day conference included in the whole year price! We will reprise the most successful sessions of the year and add some extras. There will be the ATM shop and The Maths Zone shop and breakout activities throughout the day.


Location

All sessions take place in the Waterloo Bridge Wing of the Franklin Wilkins Building of King’s College, London. (Entrance on the South side of the Thames, opposite the iMax cinema, just at the start of Waterloo Bridge itself ... entrance B on the map when you follow the link). Saturday morning entrance in Stamford Street ... entrance A on the map when you follow the link. Very convenient for Waterloo Station. For maps see: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/campuses/waterloo/Waterloo.aspx

23rd April 2016 Teachers Share: Maths on handhelds. 

A series of short talks and discussion on interesting classroom maths with iPads or Android tablet (or indeed HP Primes or TI n-psires)


5th March 2016 Danny Brown

Featuring new A-level maths activities Danny has been designing that require students to collaborate and discuss, and then implementing those activities in the classroom.


30th January 2016 Charlie Gilderdale NRich

Featuring a focus on the collections of resources recently produced by NRich on Developing Mathematical Habits of Mind http://nrich.maths.org/habits and the follow-up resources on "What we think and why we think it": https://nrich.maths.org/whatwethink


14th November 2015 Alison Clarke Jeavons IoE 

The problem with dynamic maths using ICT is… …it keeps moving!!

Most teachers ‘get’ the idea that using dynamic technology to explore mathematical concepts can give learners a richer experience as they have the opportunity to explore the important variables and observe the resulting outcomes. However, over 20 years of research and practice have revealed that this transition from ‘static' maths to ‘dynamic’ maths demands new teaching approaches to ensure that students ‘see’ what is intended within the digital tasks. In this session we will explore some of the more effective teaching approaches – supported by real examples from the classrooms of teachers involved in the Nuffield-funded Cornerstone Maths project (http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/developing-teachers-mathematical-knowledge-using-digital-technology ). 

Venue - UCL Institute of Education and Kate Gladstone-Smith, Langdon Park School, KCL Waterloo Bridge Wing Room 552


Saturday 17th October 2015 - 10:00 to 12:30

 John Mason

Teaching More by Teaching Less: Getting Learners to Make  Use of Their Natural Powers
‘Problem Solving’ is back on the agenda; training learners to carry out procedures is the focus of education managers. How then do we teach in a manner consistent with our own ideals, namely that learners become independent learners, taking mathematical initiative and developing both their disposition to think mathematically and the use their mathematical powers?
Participants will be invited to engage in some mathematical tasks by means of and through which we can discuss these and similar topics. Tasks will range from years 1 through 10 and will be approachable by teachers of any ages.


Conference - Saturday 27th June 09:30 to 16:00

A full day conference included in the whole year price! We will reprise the most successful sessions of the year and add some extras. There will be the ATM shop and The Maths Zone shop and breakout activities throughout the day. Danny Brown will do one of his magical maths session as a part of the day.


Tuesday 12th May 2015

The new Foundation Paper

So, what will the new strategy be? The foundation paper promises to be rather harder than its predecessor. How will our lower achieving students cope? Should we do the full Jaime Escalante thing (see Stand and Deliver) and teach everyone to Higher Level? Should everyone do the IB's Mid Years Programme? Or does entry at Foundation have a future? Come and debate the issues with us to define your policy for future years.


Saturday 25th April 2015

Problem Solving Resources for the NC New topics.

Set theory, mechanics, and more. Topics from the golden age are reappearing for the new national curriculum. Fluency is assured, but how do we work on these with the problem solving intention of the new curriculum? I think rockets, running and string Venn diagrams on the floor are certainties for this session. Come solve problems with us.

 Twilight Series 17:45 to 19:15


Saturday 14th March 2015

Mathematics and Dance. Panorea Baka

Panorea runs a business offering sessions exploring the relationship between Dance and mathematics. She has very kindly offered to run a session for the ATM group. For more details go to Panorea's website (www.mathsdance.com). This promises to be a very exciting session and we are very pleased this is possible.


Come to the Conference! 09:30 to 16:00 on Saturday 28th June. King's College London's Franklin Wilkins Building, entrance on Stamford Street. If you have paid at any session this year then this is included. For everyone else it's an astonishing bargain at £5 individuals/£10 for the whole department and free for any ITE. Danny Brown will do the maths, and I will do some Pizza cooling. We will have sessions on Problem Solving, Knitting, Origami and even Children's Literature and Maths. There will be plenty of choice and a lot of hands on.

Bring your own lunch in a bag and we'll provide coffee and the traditional doughnuts. The Maths Zone (www.themathszone.co.uk) will have a stand selling games puzzles and maths courses and I've arranged for ATM materials, so come ready to shop!


Mathematics Seminar Series for Teachers 2011-12

In association with the London Branches of both the Association of Teachers of Mathematics and The Mathematical Association, we would like to welcome you to participate in our seminar series for teachers of mathematics. This year we are having more Saturday sessions and fewer twilights plus the conference is back! We hope this will be a better balance, so check dates carefully.

To cover the costs of running the sessions we have agreed to make a small charge this year: £5 for individuals or £10 for anyone in your department (The conference is not included and there will be a separate fee). This covers all of the sessions for the year. We hope you will agree that this is modest indeed and we will even have coffee and cakes to tempt you!

It is helpful to e-mail Chris if you are coming. However, do feel free to just turn up.

Visit www.londonmaths.org.uk for discussion, resources and up-to-date information. Contact Chris Olley for a log in. chris.olley@kcl.ac.uk

Conference • Sat 30 Jun 2012 • 09:30—16:00

The New National Curriculum: Same old maths?

Location

All sessions take place in the Waterloo Bridge Wing of the Franklin Wilkins Building of King‘s College, London. Entrance on the South side of the Thames, opposite the iMax cinema, just at the start of Waterloo Bridge itself. Saturday morning entrance in Stamford Street. Very convenient for Waterloo Station.

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