Love Maths: Secondary Conference

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Love Maths Secondary Conference free  

  • Love Maths Secondary Conference
    14th February 2019
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm

BBO, GLOW and Enigma Maths Hubs warmly invite you to share your love for Maths at the Love Maths Secondary Conference, Thursday 14th February at Unipart House, Oxford. 

Please join us for an informative day with the keynote speeches by Rob Eastaway and Ben Sparks, and a series of work shops covering developments in Maths at secondary level.

To book a place, please use the booking tool above and email us your choice of work shops to info@bbomathshub.org.uk Please choose 3 work shops, ie  A, B or C + D E or F + G H or I, so that you will have selected 3 workshops at different times.  Please also make us aware of any dietary requirements.

9.00

Arrival & Refreshments

09.30

Rob Eastaway: Love Maths

Why do we do maths?  One reason is because it’s useful – most of us can rattle off a list of careers and life skills where maths is an essential component.  But through history, people have often done maths not because it was useful, but simply because they loved it – just like they do art or music for the love of it.  In this plenary, author and presenter Rob Eastaway will give some examples of ‘lovable’ maths which every school child deserves to discover, even if it’s never going to be tested in the GCSE exam or have any practical benefit in their chosen career.

10.15 

Work shop A – Love Problem Solving  Rob Eastaway

Problem-solving has become central to the maths curriculum.  But sometimes problem-solving in maths is very different from problem-solving in life. Because the truth is that in life, we only solve problems if the outcome matters to us (otherwise we just ignore them with a ‘who cares?’ shrug), whereas in maths, students are forced to do problems whether they care or not.  Maths is so much more satisfying if we care about the problems that we are solving.  In this workshop, Rob Eastaway offers ideas for how to create maths problems that your students care about – and some which they might even love.

10.15 

Workshop B – Love Variation Jayne Webster (Enigma Hub)

Following her participation in the Shanghai –England exchange in Sept 2015, Jayne will be sharing her love of Variation Theory. She will look at different types of variation and demonstrate how to plan lessons using variation.

10.15

 Workshop C – Love My Shanghai Experience Andrea Wickham (BBO) & Amanda McKay (GLOW)

Following their participation in the Shanghai-England Teacher Exchange in December 2018, Amanda and Andrea will be sharing good practice learned from the visit.  This will include lesson and curriculum desing and ideas for collaborative professional development of teachers.

11.15

Coffee Break in Main Conference Room

11.45

Workshop D – Love Variation Jayne Webster (Enigma Hub)

Following her participation in the Shanghai –England exchange in Sept 2015, Jayne will be sharing her love of Variation Theory. She will look at different types of variation and demonstrate how to plan lessons using variation.

11.45

Workshop E – Love Representation (GLOW Hub)

Algebra Tiles, Bar Model, Dienes, Place Value Counters and so much more … A chance to discuss the important role of concrete and pictorial representations in KS3 to secure and deepen understanding. 

11.45

Workshop F – Love Manipulatives Jo Walker (BBO Hub)

This session will look at how manipulatives are used to develop a deep understanding of why and how areas of mathematics are used.  They allow students to access higher levels of work and link into using representations and mathematical algorithms such as why completing the square is carried out in the way that it is and why you need a single x squared.  This workshop will give you the chance to use some manipulatives and gain ideas for using in lessons.

12.45             Lunch in Main Conference Room
1.30          

Workshop G – Love My Shanghai Experience Andrea Wickham (BBO) & Amanda McKay (GLOW)

Following their participation in the Shanghai-England Teacher Exchange in December 2018, Amanda and Andrea will be sharing good practice learned from the visit.  This will include lesson and curriculum desing and ideas for collaborative professional development of teachers.

1.30

Workshop H – Love Variation Jayne Webster (Enigma Hub)

Following her participation in the Shanghai –England exchange in Sept 2015, Jayne will be sharing her love of Variation Theory. She will look at different types of variation and demonstrate how to plan lessons using variation.

1.30

Workshop I –  Love Maths Magic Ben Sparks

 Magic and maths have gone together for hundreds of years. The reasoning behind many magic effects is inherently mathematical and logical, and mathematical tools can reveal the secrets if you’re brave enough to use them. We’ll look at several effects that can promote mathematical curiosity in a classroom. I have used this material with ages 11-18, and also the general public, so you should find something suitable for KS3, KS4, or KS5 levels.

14.30

Love Moving Maths, Ben Sparks

An exploration of the emotional side of mathematics, including how the use of dynamic (moving) software can fundamentally change the way we think about the subject. A chance to (re)visit some old classics, find some new surprises, and celebrate why we should Love Maths. Ahem.

15.15

Closing Remarks

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01865 404458

Venue Website:

Address:
Garsington Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 6LN, United Kingdom

Description:

Plenty of parking onsite.  Please proceed to Reception upon arrival.

If using SatNav, please use postcode OX4 6LN

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