In the past four weeks I have endeavoured to watch all 34 of the seminars which were available at MathsConf23 ran by La Salle Ed. I wasn’t sure how I wanted to present my thoughts on each of the seminars as I wanted to avoid use of opinion as much as possible, as I know that different people get different things from each seminar so it is not my place to say which ones I found more or less useful than others. This is where I turned to where most people turn in their time of need… Japanese poetry, so I have written a Haiku about each seminar. Hopefully I have given enough information about each one so you can decide whether you want to watch the full seminar or not. **A Haiku is a Japanese poem with 3 lines in a 5 syllable, 7 syllable, 5 syllable formation*.*

**Why Learning Maths Is Hard…. and What We Can Do To Help** – *Stuart Welsh*

Learning trumps work load,

Look at progress not the grades,

Thought process is key.

**Magical Maths: Provoking Curiosity – ***Ben Sparks and Rob Eastaway*

Example magic tricks,

Do you want know how they work?,

Maths is the answer!

**Raising Understanding. Raising Attainment ***– Siobhan McKenna*

Contracts for success,

Thinking mathematically,

What questions to ask.

**How to Discover Mathematics **–* Phillip Legner*

Promote their confidence,

Their creativity; learn

Problem-solving techniques.

**Solving Mathematical Word Problems – 5 Activities to Build Understanding – ***Jean Knapp*

Goal free and Changes,

Summarise and Word Focus,

Asking why and how!

**Workshop by Pearson: Making up for lost time….Year 11 –*** Mel Muldowney and Christian Seager*

Low stakes assessing,

Prioritise cross over,

Help rapid progress.

**DoItTwistItSolveIt ***– Steve Lomax*

Ask for examples,

Non-examples; then apply

Gives understanding.

**Behaving Mathematically – **Jonathon Hall

Quick, thought provoking,

Pedagogically rich,

Lots of examples.

**Principles and Procedures in Geometry – ***Sudeep Gokarakonda*

Start with principles,

Then add some exercises,

Formulae come last.

**Method Selection: Practical strategies to help students interpret problems- ***David Busb*y

Teachers can model,

The decisions they’re making,

To choose which method.

**Ipsative Ideas – ***Andrew Woods*

Great for mixed classes,

Measure progress not the grade,

Hard but effective!

**Working With Low Attaining Pupils – ***Gary Lamb*

Effort over brains,

Expect the unexpected,

Let students aim high.

**Conceptualising Maths** – *Peter Mattock*

Visual prompts are key,

Examples, non-examples,

And Interleaving.

**Fractions: Multiple Representations ***– *Roisin McArdle

A combo of

Fraction representations

Will support success.

**Pi Vs Tau & Other Mathematical Arguments – ***Ayliean* MacDonals

Topics for debate,

Squash the right/wrong opinion,

How to mediate.

**Mathematical Thinking Is Powered by Play –*** Jordan Rappaport*

Be a pro in the

Progression of reasoning,

Whilst discovering.

**There’s More to Maths than GCSE – ***David McEwan*

A list of courses;

Other than GCSE,

Support the masses.

**Always teach ‘what’ before ‘why’ ***-Kristopher Boulton*

Knowing the end point,

Lessens risk of forgetting,

Less overwhelming.

**From Abacus to Zero: The etymology of Words of Mathematics – ***Ed Southall*

The derivations

Of key vocabulary,

Students know and use.

**An introduction to assessment design – ***Andrew Taylor*

Ensure the timing,

And questions are suitable.

Have a clear purpose.

**The Wonderful World of Revision – ***Julia Smith*

Keep it positive,

5 R’s Revision Approach,

And fab resources!

**Mathematical Beauty: Ideas and Talks to Promote Awe, Wonder and Pleasure – ***Dan Pearcy*

Lots of examples,

Involving discovering

Relevant content.

**Exploring Atomisation and Convertization ***– Joe Berwick*

Using small steps and

Removing the scaffolding.

None get left behind.

**Teaching Exact Trig Values – ***Jo Morgan*

Prioritising,

Use of problems, resources,

And interleaving.

**Exploring Creative Thinking & Problem Solving ***– Drew Foster*

Plenty of problems,

How to implement in class,

Make common practice.

**Sequencing an Interim Curriculum – ***Dan Draper*

Honest discussion,

The compromises we make,

To achieve high grades.

**Focus on the Mathematics: Using Autograph for T&L –***Robert Smith and Douglas Butler*

Plethora of ways;

Which one can use autograph,

Shape, Graphs, Vectors, Stats.

**Teaching statistics with the AQA Large Data Set – ***Dan Rogan*

How the LDS,

Works with programmes and tools,

To teach Statistics.

**How Sparx Maths creates personalised homework for every student – ***Rachel Blakeney and Iain Ford*

Tailors to students,

Across the whole website,

Homework specific.

**Misconceptions in Mathematics: Angles ***– Craig Barton*

Finding and fixing,

The misconceptions in angles,

References great sites.

**Speak like a mathematician: The importance of the words we use ***– Tom Manners*

Language can support

Or halt understanding,

Choose your words well.

**Explode your mind with Exploding Dots: A global Phenomenon – ***James Tanton*

Manipulatives,

Understanding number work,

Converts to pictures.

**Preparing year 11 students for A level Study ***– Sheena Flower*

How to best adapt,

All aspects of A Level,

In current climate.

**GCSE (9-1) Mathematics assessments: What we can learn from candidate performance so far to inform future teaching** *– Neil Ogden*

Using past results,

And the language of mark schemes,

To aid our teaching.

All the seminar recordings can be found here https://completemaths.com/cpd/mathsconf23

## 9 replies on “#Mathsconf23 in Haikus”

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