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,
What questions to ask.
How to Discover Mathematics – Phillip Legner
Promote their confidence,
Their creativity; learn
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
Behaving Mathematically – Jonathon Hall
Quick, thought provoking,
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 Busby
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,
Fractions: Multiple Representations – Roisin McArdle
A combo of
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,
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,
From Abacus to Zero: The etymology of Words of Mathematics – Ed Southall
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,
Exploring Atomisation and Convertization – Joe Berwick
Using small steps and
Removing the scaffolding.
None get left behind.
Teaching Exact Trig Values – Jo Morgan
Use of problems, resources,
Exploring Creative Thinking & Problem Solving – Drew Foster
Plenty of problems,
How to implement in class,
Make common practice.
Sequencing an Interim Curriculum – Dan Draper
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,
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
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