Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Fest 2014
Venue: Selby College, YO8 8AT Tuesday 15th July 2014 9:30-3:45
This is a booking by invitation only event.
If you are teaching GSCE maths or Core maths at A level next year and working in the FE and Skills sector then contact HUDCETTMathsLead@hud.ac.uk for a booking invitation.
|10:00||Keynote: Changes in maths education which are going to affect us all (Dr Niall MacKay - York)|
|11:10||Trialling a different approach to GCSE re-sits (Sue Hough – MMU)|
Dr Niall MacKay
Dr Niall MacKay is a member of the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education Inner Circle and a member of the expert panel on core mathematics. He is reader in Mathematics at the University of York. His main research area is mathematical physics, but he has also published over a range of interdisciplinary applied mathematics. His interest in mathematics education has led to work with a range of bodies, including UCAS, QCDA and LMS.
Sue Hough of Manchester Metropolitan University has been working with teachers of GCSE re-sit over the last two years trialling materials based on the Dutch approach for teaching mathematics, Realistic Maths Education (RME). RME makes use of contexts and their associated models to enable students to develop their mathematical thinking from situations which make sense to them. The bar model and the ratio table are two models which can help students, not only to answer GCSE questions, but also to see connections between methods and across topics. In this session we will consider how the bar model and the ratio table can help to unify the curriculum and look at some of the issues for Post 16 re-sit students adopting a different approach.
Anne Fieldhouse needs little introduction in the region. She and Ken Fielding jointly led the STEM Maths Network for many years and Anne’s contribution was always eagerly anticipated. She previously was a regional coordinator for the NCETM, she is a maths education consultant and is a trainer for NANAMIC. She was a reviewer of the Maths Enhancement Programme and is an NCETM accredited PD Lead on this programme.
Joan Ashley has recently been delivering some well received CPD days at North Lindsey College. She is a maths education consultant and is a trainer for NANAMIC. She was a reviewer of the Maths Enhancement Programme and is an NCETM accredited PD Lead on this programme.
Andy Tharratt has recently been appointed by the NCETM as Assistant Director for Level 3 Mathematics (Further Maths Support Programme). He has worked for almost 30 years teaching mainly A Level maths in sixth forms and then FE colleges. He is particularly interested in post-16 Level 3 mathematics.
In addition to the three workshops there will be the opportunity to browse various activities and to try these out. It will included Improving Learning in Mathematics, Thinking Things Through, starter activities, We can work it out, plus many more. Details of how to obtain copies will be provided.