Teaching Maths in Context

Online

Overview

This session gives you an opportunity to explore maths in context from different levels and subjects. We are also delighted to have contributions from special guest Cathy Smith of the Open University who will reflect on how and why we use context in teaching maths by linking research perspective to teaching decisions.

We will also be joined by Alastair Bissell who will be leading part of the session in which we will be considering alternative approaches to teaching sequences and series in order to explore the role of contexts and what makes a context authentic.

This webinar is one of an extensive series, taking place as part of our Core Maths Online Festival. The sessions are designed to appeal to all teachers of maths and, in some cases, teachers of other subjects. Each webinar is designed to stand alone and will last approximately 90 minutes. 

Who will benefit from attending?

This session is designed to appeal to Key Stage 3, 4 & 5 maths teachers.

Speaker

Catherine Van Saarloos
Catherine Van Saarloos
AMSP Core Maths Professional Development Lead

 @CoreMathsCat

Content

Tim Harford

Saturday 16 January, 9:30-10:30

Tim will highlight gems from his latest book, igniting your curiosity and inspiring you to pass these tools on to your students. Tim has even agreed to undertake a Core Maths question live in the session!

Rob Eastaway

Thursday 21 January, 16:30-17:30

Algorithms; Mathematical models; Statistical analysis. These Core Maths skills are more relevant today than they have ever been. And one of the most engaging ways to learn about them is through sport! This fascinating talk will give you insights into what sport can teach us about ranking and decision making in every walk of life.

Angela Saini

Saturday 23 January, 9:30-10:30

“It has taken a pandemic to put the issue of minority-ethnic health at the top of the agenda.”

What does the data say about racial disparity and health and how has this been reported? We hope this talk will leave you enlightened and with increased confidence to tackle challenging contexts in the classroom.

Materials and Equipment

During the session, there will be opportunities to ask questions via the chat function on the platform but microphones and webcams are not necessary.

Other Information

Those who sign up will be emailed in the days prior to the webinar and again on the day of the webinar with a link to the online meeting room.

Eligibility

This course is free for teachers from state-funded schools, colleges and academies in England. Teachers based in other parts of the UK or in independent schools and colleges may apply, but places will only be allocated if there is availability.

Cost

The sessions are free of charge to all teachers in England.

Key Facts

Event ref:

#7465

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

Core Maths

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

1 hour

Online sessions:

1

Region:

National

Date:

Thu 18th Jun 2020

Course times:

14:00 - 15:30

Fee:

Free for teachers in England

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Queries?

If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Teacher Support Admin Team
[email protected]
01225 716494

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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