Core Maths Summer Conference 2020Birmingham
A free and engaging one-day professional development conference designed for teachers in schools and colleges who are either offering, or thinking about offering, Core Maths. The day will focus on approaches for planning, teaching and learning Core Maths. This year, there will be a particular focus on personal finance and how Core Maths relates to careers and life beyond the classroom. We are excited that at each of these conferences we will be hearing from an engaging keynote speaker, who comes with a wealth of experience of working with both teachers and students.
Delegates will get ample opportunity to gather resources and ideas, and share experiences with teachers from other schools and colleges. The content of the Summer 2020 Conferences is all new, so the days will be valuable to returning delegates as well as those who have not previously attended a Core Maths professional development event.
- Develop pedagogical approaches for planning and teaching Core Maths effectively.
- Explore and share resources for the teaching of Core Maths, including our free online Core Maths Platform.
- Network and share ideas with fellow teachers of Core Maths.
Who will benefit from attending?
These conferences are suitable for any teacher who is currently teaching Core Maths, or who expects to do so in the near future. If you are yet to teach Core Maths or offer it in your school or college, you will find our case studies a useful starting point. The content covered on the day will be relevant to all of the Core Maths specifications.
Priority will be given to teachers from state-funded schools and colleges.
Raising the Titanic with ping-pong balls
Whilst Core Maths helps to tackle the question of the usefulness of maths in our everyday lives, the question of how to make it fun remains. In this talk, I will demonstrate some ideas that I have successfully used to engage students with a wide range of mathematical topics: from calculating the number of ping-pong balls required to raise the Titanic, to determining the ‘fastest’ running world record over all distances. This is maths, but not as you know it.
Tom is a tutor at St Hugh’s College, St Edmund Hall, and St John’s College at the University of Oxford, where he teaches maths to the first and second year undergraduates. He also runs an award-winning website, Tom Rocks Maths. You may also find him on the BBC, Oxplore (Oxford University’s digital outreach portal), and Numberphile (the largest maths education channel on YouTube, with over three million subscribers).
This conference is free of charge. Schools and colleges located within Priority Areas are eligible to receive a further subsidy of £250 to support staff cover and travel costs.
Statistics, Use of technology, Curriculum planning
150 Corporation Street,
Tue 9th Jun 2020
09:30 - 16:00
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