The Festival Finale: A celebration!



Please note this is an extended session but if you can only make part of the session please apply anyway and attend the part for which you are available.

Tom Crawford opened our festival at the end of April and we are delighted to welcome him back for another batch of intriguing mathematical ideas.

You will also hear a medley of lightening talks from experienced Core Maths teachers. From lockdown learning to inspiring lessons you will be left with enough food for thought to take you through to September!

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. 

What to expect? #CoreMathsFestival Finale

1.30-1.40pm    What next? (Cat van Saarloos)

1.40-2.10pm    TomRocksMaths (Dr Tom Crawford)

2.10-2.20pm    Core Maths vs GCSE (Dimitrios Georgalis)

2.20-2.35pm    Information is Beautiful (Ruth Colenso and Sam Halls Barker)

2.35-2.45pm    Making marking less taxing (Helena Mandleberg)

2.45-3.00pm    Shocking Dot Plots (John Petry)

3.00-3.05pm    Break

3.05-3.15pm    Inspired Finance Project (Jon Pritchard)

3.15-3.30pm    Olympic Statistics (Dan Heller)

3.30-3.40pm    5Rs at Reaseheath (James Maloney)

3.40-3.45pm    Be brave- keeping lessons topical (Milena Lee)

3.45-4.30pm    2/2 Toms does Countdown (Tom Crawford and Tom Rainbow)

Who will benefit from attending?

This session is aimed at prospective or current Core Maths teachers.


Tom Crawford
Tom Crawford
University of Oxford tutor and creator of award winning website, Tom Rocks Maths



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.


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.


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

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

Core Maths

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

3 hours

Online sessions:





Thu 16th Jul 2020

Course times:

13:30 - 16:30


Free for teachers in England


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National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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