Maths Fest 2015
Venue: University of Huddersfield; Date: Friday, 19th June, 2015; Hashtag - #MathsFest15
If you are teaching Functional Maths, GSCE maths or Core maths at A level next year and working in the FE and Skills sector then please use the booking form below to reserve your place. The conference fee is £100.
If you have any further queries please contact HUDCETTMathsLead@hud.ac.uk .
|10:00||Keynote: Meeting the mathematics challenge!
Norma Honey (Post 16 Director of NCETM)
|11:10||Keynote: Trialling a different approach to GCSE re-sits
Sue Hough (Manchester Metropolitan University)
|12:10||Workshop Session A - Choose from W1, W2, and W3 (see details below)|
|01:40||Workshop Session B - Choose from W1, W2, and W3 (see details below)|
|02:40||Workshop Session C - Choose from W1, W2, and W3 (see details below)|
Norma Honey is Assistant Director (FE) at the national Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics with specific responsibility for post-16, including the NCETM’s delivery of the Subject Learning Coaches’ Professional Programme. She has been involved with the Subject Learning Coaches Programme as Subject Specialist and Cohort Leader and run networks across the North West region. She has taught in schools and colleges for 30+years and is committed to developing teaching and learning to raise standards. She had overall responsibility for the Mathematics Enhancement Programme.
Sue Hough of Manchester Metropolitan University has been working with teachers of GCSE re-sit over the last three 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. This session will follow on from last year’s excellent consideration of how the bar model and the ratio table can help to unify the curriculum. We will look at some of the issues for Post 16 re-sit students adopting a different approach.
W1: Making Number (and a bit of shape) Engaging! - by Anne Fieldhouse
Adaptable activities to help make number and shape engaging, relevant and fun.
Anne Fieldhouse needs little introduction. She 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.
W2: GCSE re-sit mathematics – Making the grade D to C - by Joan Ashley
This session will share the findings of a recent DfE funded project in the East of England. The project aimed to identify colleges having higher than average success rates and to publicise the way in which these colleges address the challenges of GCSE re-sit mathematics.
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.
W3: Mathematics for all post-16: Core Maths and the Core Maths Support Programme - by Mick Blaylock
Why disadvantage your students by not offering Core Maths?
Mick Blaylock is the head of the Core Maths Support programme. Mick has 25 years teaching experience in four very different schools and a sixth-form college and has worked as an A level principal examiner. Appointed as HMI in 2001, he also worked with the National Strategies secondary mathematics team and has most recently worked with CfBT Inspection Services as a Senior Managing Inspector.
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.