Fake News and Mathematics: how Core Maths can help us to understand the world



The Kent and Medway Maths Conference is an annual event where the AMSP and the Kent and Medway Maths Hub come together to provide outstanding professional development opportunities for teachers of maths in Kent and Medway. The conference is taking place online this year and is running as a series of twilight workshops. This event is one of those workshops.

About the presenter

Mark Dawes a teaching associate at the University of Cambridge, where he co-leads the secondary maths PGCE course. He also teaches students from Yr 6 to Yr 13 at Comberton Village College. He is the creator of the Quibans materials for Core Maths, which support the use of real stimuli in maths lessons.

Who will benefit from attending?

‘Fake News’ is commonplace in 2020, so it is vital that everyone is able to understand news stories.

This workshop is aimed at current and prospective teachers of Core Maths and all teachers interested in real life applications of mathematics.

Materials and Equipment

Teachers will need access to reliable broadband and a microphone to be able to take an active part in the workshops. 

Links to access the workshops will be emailed to successful applicants prior to each event.


Teachers working in schools in Kent and Medway will be given priority when applying to take part in this event. Teachers from other areas of the country may be allocated places at the workshops if additional capacity is available.


All workshops in the Kent and Medway Conference 2020 are provided free of charge.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths, A level Mathematics, Core Maths

Mathematical focus:

Mechanics, Pure, Problem solving, Curriculum planning, Reasoning

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

8 days


London and South East

Start date:

Thu 19th Nov 2020

Course times:

16:00 - 17:30


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

John Heffernan
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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