Core Maths Summer Conference 2020Newcastle
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.
It is a common observation that teenagers seem to find maths more engaging when they see how it relates to the real world, but it has to be a real world that they care about! Teenagers can smell fake ‘real world’ questions a mile off. (“Miss, this question is about buying packs of green biros – who buys green biros?”) In this session, Rob Eastaway will look at how everyday life can be brought into maths lessons in a more natural way. There will be examples from sport, TV gameshows, topical news stories and everyday objects – and a few mysteries and surprises, too.
Rob Eastaway has written several bestselling books connecting maths with everyday life, including Why do Buses Come in Threes?, How Many Socks Make a Pair?, and Maths on the Back of an Envelope. He appears regularly on the radio, including on BBC Radio 4 More or Less, in which the numbers and statistics used in political debate, the news and everyday life are explained and sometimes debunked. Rob is also Director of Maths Inspiration, a national programme of interactive lecture shows in theatres that has reached over 100,000 teenagers in the last ten years.
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
International Centre for Life,
Life Science Centre,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Thu 11th Jun 2020
09:30 - 16:00
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