Edinburgh – Saturday 21st September, 2019


Join hundreds of maths teachers from primary, secondary and FE at the UK's largest events. Network. Learn. Share. Have fun!

A Joint Conference from La Salle Education, ATM and MA

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM)

A membership organisation and registered charity, aims to encourage the development of mathematics education to be more closely related to the needs of the learner. We believe in supporting teachers with the resources to develop their mathematics teaching in creative and deep-thinking ways. The focus being to develop a creative and thinking approach in mathematics learners. The power to learn rests with the learner; the teacher has a duty to seek out ways to engage the power of the learner.

ATM examines approaches to teaching and explores new possibilities, whether deriving from research, from technological developments or from the imaginative and insightful ideas of others. Our professional circle of influence spans primary, secondary, tertiary teachers to student teachers and those overseas, consultants, academics and we actively welcome anyone interested in mathematics education.

As a member, you enjoy the support of a community network and access to professional development with regional branches and events taking place throughout the year. Our website is home to a wealth of member-only resources and activities, as well as a full back-catalogue of the well-respected Mathematics Journal. You can find out more about our flexible membership options here: https://www.

The Mathematical Association (MA)

The Mathematical Association exists to support and promote confidence and enjoyment in mathematics for all, and especially young people. We do this through interacting with teachers and others, including young people themselves, via our publications and resources, workshops, conferences, professional development provision, nationwide branches, and interactions with the media. We work to influence mathematics education policy in evidence-based ways that support the development of a mathematically-enabled confident and interested population. Our journals include The Mathematical Gazette, Mathematics in Schools, Primary Mathematics, SYMmetryplus, Mathematical Pie and MA News.

Members of The Mathematical Association include teachers and other education professionals, mathematicians, students, parents, employers and others, largely in the UK but across the world. We are the oldest established subject association in the UK, having been founded in 1871 as the 'Association for the Improvement of Geometrical Teaching’.

Details of all our publications and membership can be found at

Example Programme

  • 08:30

    Arrival / Networking / Morning Refreshments / Exhibition
  • 09:30

    Welcome and introduction, Mark McCourt, Chief Executive, La Salle Education
  • 09:40

    Keynote Speaker
  • 10:40

    Speed Dating - Your chance to share your favourite maths ideas
  • 11:00

    Coffee Break / Networking / Exhibition
  • 11:15

    Workshop 1
  • 12:15

    Workshop 2
  • 13:15

    Lunch / Networking / Exhibition / Maths Cakes Competition
  • 14:00

    Workshop 3
  • 15:00

    Coffee Break / Networking / Exhibition
  • 15:15

    Workshop 4
  • 16:15

    Closing Remarks, Maths Cakes Competition Winners Announced, Prizes, Postcards and Farewells
  • 16:30

    Conference Ends


The day is bursting with networking opportunities and workshop time. Delegates will leave with new ideas try and new people to share the results with.

Inspiring Speakers

Our workshop leaders and speakers have one thing in common: their love of mathematics education.

Dating & Cakes

Networking and making new friends to collaborate with in the future are key aims of the event.


Want to Present a Workshop?


MathsConf is all about teachers learning from each other, sharing what they've learnt in their classrooms and through their research. We welcome MathsConf workshops on a variety of topics from a variety of presenters - from primary to FE and beyond.

If you'd like to lead a workshop submit your proposal here.


Speed Dating

At each conference, we ask delegates to bring along their favourite resources, ideas, hints and tips. Everyone has 90 seconds to tell a colleague about their idea, before swapping and hearing from them.

There is usually time for five or six 'dates', so be ready to spread the word about what is making your classroom buzz right now.

Feel free to bring handouts, weblinks, etc.

Happy dating!

Maths Cake Competition

Our cake competition is always a highlight of the day. Dozens of delegates battle it out to be crowned the winner of the maths-themed cake bake-off.

Cakes are judged at lunchtime by our guest speaker and prizes awarded at the end of the day.

Be sure to visit the cake stands to see your colleagues' handywork. And, of course, to sample the cakes for yourself! They are delicious!

TweetUp and do some maths!

Lots of us help each other out on Twitter. We give advice, support or just share jokes and experiences. But who are the people behind the Twitter handles?

That's what a Tweetup is all about - a meet up for Twitter friends, putting faces to names or pseudonyms.

It's an 'unconference' session - a chance to meet people and do maths - run by you, the delegates, so bring along some maths games or activities, grab a table and have fun.

Come along to the bonus session during the lunch break and say hello to the maths teacher Twitterati.

Be sure to identify yourself in some way! Surely someone will at least get a t-shirt made?!

You are welcome to join in and get stuck in to doing some maths.

This is an informal session - drop in as you like.

Event Location

Event Supporters

'La Salle Education'
'Oxford University Press'
'Science Studio'
'Visions in Education'

Contact Us

By phone:
020 8144 4748
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Or find us at:
121 King's Cross Road