We are delighted to announce that Rob Eastaway of the Maths Inspirations Team and author of many bestselling books of maths thinking (everyone must have a copy of: 'Why Do Buses Come in Threes') will kick off the programme:
Saturday 7th October 10:00 to 12:30
(UCL/IOE) The Institute of Education, Main Building on Bedford Way
Rob Eastaway: Arithmetricks Workshop
According to a statistic that I just made up, only 1% of school leavers can square the number 29 in their head. Well why would they need to? They have a calculator to do that. Thanks to calculators and spreadsheets, mental arithmetic has become something of a forgotten art., the poor relation of mathematics, which is now almost completely ignored in post-16 education. (This explains why school-leavers are often far less fluent at arithmetic than Year 6 children).
This workshop is a chance to try out and share arithmetic methods and short-cuts ancient and modern – and to remind yourself that arithmetic can enrich understanding of deeper mathematical ideas.
Why attend? Partly because there are times when being able to work out 223 divided by 17 in your head can be useful - and partly just for the fun of it.
Conference 2017 Files and Photos
Here are Jo Morgan's Presentation and Handouts as promised form the conference ...
Welcome to London Maths
This is the web site for the London Branch of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics London Branch working with the Mathematical Association London Branch, meeting at The Institute of Education, University College London (The IoE!).
We have a programme of 5 Saturday morning workshop style CPD sessions for London Teachers from 10:00 to 12:30 and a full day conference.
Click the 'programme' button for full details.
You will find the full programme of events for this year and supporting materials. There is a back catalogue of materials form past events. These are all free to use, so please explore.
There is also a page for discussions about the sessions and indeed about issues of interest to all teachers of mathematics.
We have decided to bring in guest speakers this year, so we have increased the fees, we hope you will agree it is still very good value for your INSET money! The cost for the five Saturday sessions will be a minimal £20 for a whole department, £10 for individuals and free for teachers in training, with doughnuts included! We really hope that this year we will see attendances like last year or better, so please, tell your friends and come along yourself. Whole departments are very welcome. There is no need to book, you can just come along, but it is very helpful if you email the branch secretary in advance so you are expected.
Use the contact form to send us your details and we will mail you details of all events and keep you updated.