The MA's 2014 Annual Conference is part of BCME8
14-17 Apr 2014
Invitations to contribute to the BCME8 programme were issued in May and August 2013. Delegate bookings will commence in November 2013. In the meantime, further information about BCME8 will be available on the BCME8 website.
Conference Session Leadership
We are inviting you to lead a session at BCME8, which is being held at the East Midlands conference Centre, University of Nottingham, from 14th to 17th April 2014.
BCME occurs once every four years and is the largest mathematics or mathematics education conference which takes place in the UK; it attracts delegates from all sectors, bringing together teachers from early years to higher education, researchers, teacher educators, CPD providers, advisers, consultants, policy makers, examiners and professional and academic mathematicians. It replaces the annual conferences of a number of associations, including The Mathematical Association and the Association of Teachers of Mathematics. More information about BCME can be found here http://bcme8.org
The theme of BCME8 is Building Bridges - Making Connections. The focus of sessions does not have to relate to this theme, but it is hoped that many contributors will interpret Building Bridges - Making Connections in some way in what they offer.
The draft programme, available on the BCME8 website, shows how the timetable works. Around twenty workshops and sessions are offered during any one time period, and delegates attending the conference choose which ones they will attend. The framework of the conference offers you the opportunity to run a single session, lasting 1hr or 1.5hr or a double session comprising 2 x 1.5hr, 1 + 1.5hr or 1.5hr + 1hr.
Please click here for more details about how to offer a session or use this QR Code.
For your information, the number of delegates attending a session is often around twenty-five or thirty, though some sessions run with significantly fewer and some with more than this. Your title and description should provide enough information for delegates to make informed choices about the sessions they attend.
We hope very much that you will join us at the University of Nottingham next Easter, and that you will contribute to the programme.
James Nicholson, Chair, BCME Planning Committee and Tim Rowland, Chair, JMC
Conference Delegate Registration
BCME is the largest mathematics or mathematics education conference in the UK, attracting delegates from all sectors. It brings together teachers from early years to higher education, researchers, teacher educators, CPD providers, advisers, consultants, policy makers, examiners and professional and academic mathematicians.
You will, as a delegate at BCME8, have an unrivalled opportunity to mix with colleagues in your own specialist area and broaden your horizons by making connections with those working in other specialist areas. Delegates will be able to choose between standard and en-suite student rooms, on-site hotel accommodation and non-residential registration.
A service will be available November 2013 to book your place online.
To express interest in registering email the MA at email@example.com
BCME is the largest mathematics or mathematics education conference in the UK, attracting delegates from all sectors. It brings together teachers from early years to higher education, researchers, teacher educators, CPD providers, advisers, consultants, policy makers, examiners and professional and academic mathematicians. You will, as an exhibitor at BCME8, have an unrivalled opportunity to allow delegates to review products that are available to them to support their teaching of mathematics.
For more information email Karen Kirkley at KarenKirkley@atm.org.uk
Primary Mathematics PD Day
The Mathematical Association in cooperation with Wycombe High School is delighted to invite you to apply for possibly the best Primary Professional Development Day north of the South Pole for the second year running!
RBS MoneySense financial education training days for secondary teachers.
In collaboration with RBS, the MA has developed a mathematics workshop within these free one-day events for secondary teachers. Registration information is available here
Tailor-made professional development for schools/clusters of schools!
The MA can organise a range of one-day conferences and workshops to local school clusters on a variety of themes.
Excellence in Mathematics Leadership online PD materials
MA/ATM Secondary Mathematics Roadshow
The first MA/ATM Secondary Mathematics Roadshow was held on Saturday 20th November 2010 at Our Lady’s Catholic High School in Preston. Read more here.
5th Annual Scottish One-day Conference for Teachers of Secondary Mathematics
The annual MA conference for Scottish mathematics teachers took place at the University of Stirling, on Saturday, 18th September 2010 - Plenary Speaker David Acheson.
Download the programme (.pdf)
Engaging mathematics - practical, Creative and ICT-inspired
The annual Yorkshire and Humberside Mathematics Professional Development Day took place on Monday, 1st March 2010 at the Royal York Hotel, York.
Hilary Povey gave the opening plenary, “Cre8ate maths - stimulating materials in a world of work context” and the teachers attending participated in a range of workshops from Liz Russell, Rachael Read, Liz Meenan, Carol Knights, Tom Button, Tom Roper and Colin Jackson.
If you are interested in attending a future event in Yorkshire and Humberside then please contact us.
New curriculum, New opportunities: Primary Mathematics
Mike Askew and Lynne McClure gave the plenaries at this one day event held at the Institute of Education in London on November 25th 2009.Workshop session were led by Tandi Clausen-May, Jill Mansergh, Liz Meenan, Cherri Moseley, Mike Ollerton, Bob Vertes, Helen Williams and Liz Woodham.If you are interested in attending a future event for primary teachers in London then please contact us.
SmartBoard interactive whiteboard professional development resources for mathematics
The Mathematical Association has worked with Steljes plc to develop a half-day professional development course is designed to help teachers use the power and functionality of the SMART Board interactive whiteboard (IWB) to enhance teaching and learning in mathematics.
The course is strongly focused on subject specific resources and issues. Teachers will be given the opportunity to work with and adapt resources that have been tried, tested and found specifically helpful to teachers and learners of mathematics.
The Mathematical Association has also developed a series of Smart NoteBook resources and accompanying lesson plans, all of which can be freely downloaded from the Smart Exchange website.
National Professional Development Standard
The purpose of this mathematics-specific CPD Standard is to help teachers of mathematics at all levels, and their institutions, to access information about the CPD provision on offer, its appropriateness and quality.
In order for the NCETM to be confident about promoting CPD, a clear set of criteria were developed describing the quality and the type of provision being proposed, which would be described in a CPD Standard.
The benefit to recipients of CPD is that they can have confidence in the providers they choose for their CPD, while for the CPD providers involved, a commitment to a CPD Standard can enable them to gain access to a wider audience of CPD participants via the NCETM portal.
For further information visit www.ncetm.org.uk