#MathsConf28

Gloucester Academy
Saturday, 12th March 2022

Join hundreds of primary, secondary and further education maths teachers from across the country.

Network. Learn. Share. Have fun!

The Complete Mathematics Conference is the UK's largest Mathematical Teacher conference, bringing together hundreds of maths teachers each year, from primary, secondary, and higher to collaborate and learn from each other.

#MathsConf28 is the perfect way to spend a Saturday with easily digestible mathematics wisdom from educators around the country.

Workshops are delivered by expert maths teachers from all across the country, who have a voice, and want to share their love of maths (this could be you!).

We'll also have plenty of extra activities, such as a maths cake competition, treasure hunt and more...

Layout of the day

  • 08:30 - Arrival

    Networking / Morning Refreshments / Exhibition
  • 09:30 - Assembly

    Welcome from Main Sponsor, Andrew Taylor, AQA
  • 10:00 - Assembly

    Welcome and introduction, Mark McCourt, Chief Executive, Complete Mathematics
  • 10:30 - Period 1

    Workshops
  • 11:20 - Morning Break

    Coffee and Tea Break/Networking/Exhibition
  • 11:40 - Period 2

    Workshops
  • 12:30 - Changeover

    Quick dash to the next workshop
  • 12:35 - Period 3

    Workshops
  • 13:25 - Lunchtime

    Lunch/Networking/Exhibition/Maths Cakes Competition
  • 14:20 - Period 4

    Workshops
  • 15:10 - Break

    Coffee and Tea Break/Networking/Exhibition
  • 15:30 - Period 5

    Workshops
  • 16:20 - Graduation

    Closing Remarks, Postcards and Farewells

Event Location

#MathsConf28 will be held at:

Gloucester Academy
Painswick Road
Gloucester
GL4 6RN

Workshops

Want to present a workshop?

MathsConf is all about educators learning from each other, sharing what they've learnt in their classrooms or through their research. We welcome MathsConf workshops on a variety of topics from a variety of presenters - from primary to FE and beyond. Whether this will be your first time presenting or your tenth click the button below to get the ball started.

If you have any questions, queries or concerns about presenting send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us on Twitter.

Conceptual Maths

 Primary 
 Secondary 

Mathematics is a subject of concepts. To make sense of these concepts is to learn mathematics. To make sense of these concepts means to understand:

(a) The structure of each concept - what it is, what it isn't, representations of the concept.
(b) The procedures/processes arising within each concept - what they are/do, why they work.
(c) How concepts interact.

This session will look at a couple of concepts in maths and explore these three aspects of understanding.

Peter Mattock @MrMattock

Peter Mattock has been teaching mathematics in secondary schools since 2006 and lead maths departments from the beginning of 2011 before being promoted to Assistant Principal in an 11-16 school in Leicestershire. Peter has been accredited as an NCETM Secondary Mathematics Professional Development Lead and a Mathematics Specialist Leader in Education. Peter was also one of the first secondary maths teachers to take part in the NCETM Secondary Mastery Specialist programme and now works as the Secondary Mastery Lead for East Midlands South Maths Hub. Peter’s first book “Visible Maths: Using representations and structure to enhance mathematics teaching in schools” is available on the Crown House Publishing website, through www.amazon.co.uk or from your preferred local book shop. Peter's second book, "Conceptual Maths: Learning "about" (rather than just "to do") mathematics" is due to be published in April 2022

Interactive Problem-Solving Models

 Secondary 

Maths teachers aspire to go through the gears from fluency to reasoning to problem-solving in lessons with pace & purpose. Versatile interactive content empowers us to spontaneously pose more "What if" type questions to pupils or develop open ended investigations. This session provides dynamic models you can use in class as initial entry points through to problem-solving & generalising tasks. We'll explore topics as diverse as equations, circle theorems, vectors & experimental probability. These free materials (Excel spreadsheets & PDFs) are intuitive to use & will have significant impact on your lesson design & teaching practice. They'll also enthuse & fascinate your pupils enriching their learning & deepening their understanding. If you love doing maths & teaching maths, you’ll love this workshop.

Matt Dunbar @MathsDunbar

Matt Dunbar began teaching 20 years ago & his innovative Trinity Maths programme has gained critical acclaim & award nominations. The new National Curriculum reinvigorated his passion to create rich activities that support excellence in teaching enhancing professional CPD through research & development.

Preparing Year 11s for A Level Maths

 Secondary 
 Higher 

Following on from the MATHS (Making A-Level Transition Happen Smoothly) workshop last year, we will be looking through topics on GCSE and A Level Maths and discover the similarities (and differences). Can we identify whether the questions are of GCSE difficulty and which are A Level? How can we promote A Level Maths (and Further Maths) to our Year 11s (and year groups further down)? This workshop is suitable for those who are aspiring to or currently teaching A Level Maths.

Matt Man @mr_man_maths

Matt has worked in schools across the West Midlands for the last 9 years. He is currently teaching GCSE and A Level Maths at a vastly improving 14-19 school in the West Midlands. He is fortunate to teach with experienced colleagues including currently the @Just_Maths duo of Mel and Seager. He has been teaching A-Level Maths for six years and is proactive in sharing his experiences of maths via Twitter. Matt is a fan of snooker and Formula 1 and also known to play a lot of "Settlers of Catan".

Atomisation — What It Really Is, Why It Changes Everything

 Primary 
 Secondary 
 Higher 

If you've heard of 'atomisation,' you'll either love it or hate it. If you hate it, you probably think it just means breaking things down into manageable chunks.

This session will reveal what it really is, explain the concept of 'plutonium atoms,' and demonstrate why this will fundamentally transform how you teach.

It will make teaching easier, and pupil success virtually guaranteed.

Kristopher Boulton @kris_boulton

Kris Boulton is an international teacher trainer, and education writer. He spent five years working as a maths teacher in inner-city schools, including the game-changing King Solomon Academy. He blogs and writes for the TES, and his interest in teacher education stems from the belief that it’s one of the biggest levers we have for school improvement. Previously, Kris was an Associate Tutor, and a Director at Teach First, where his work included reforming the participant development programme, and working to recruit and train 200 new teacher educators. He is currently Director of Education & Product at Up Learn, an online platform that provides A Level study and revision courses powered by cognitive science and AI, that guarantee students an A or A*, or their money back.

A-Level Exams Are Coming: Get Your Students Ready!

 Secondary 

AQA's Chair of Examiners for A-level Maths, Dan Rogan, will give you practical classroom tips for how to boost your students' confidence for this summer's exams. Focusing on two key areas identified by examiners, Dan will be looking at how students should be making the best use of their calculators and how they can clinch the marks in "Show..." and "Prove..." questions by presenting convincing mathematical arguments. Come prepared with your calculator and get ready for summer!

Dan Rogan @aqamaths

Dan Rogan is AQA's Chair of Examiners for AS and A-level Maths and Further Maths. He is a regular presenter at MathsConf, with 30 years' teaching experience and in-depth knowledge of the new A-level.

Extras

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.

Be sure to check out your colleagues' handywork on Twitter at #MC27Cake. And, of course, remember to tweet a picture of your own cake before you finish it all! We know how delicious they are!

Networking

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

Treasure Hunt

Throughout the day you will have a collection of mathematical questions that you need to find and solve, with each question labelled with a greek letter. Solve the questions, and using our cipher, convert the greek letters to give you a mathematical word. If you get the correct word, you will be entered into a prize draw and be in with a the chance of winning an Amazon Fire Tablet.

Charity Raffle

As with all of our conferences, we want to take advantage of this incredible opportunity to contribute to worthy cause! We will be running a raffle where you can win a selection of mathematical prizes, with all proceeds going to the Macmillan Cancer Support.

Inspiring Speakers

Our workshop leaders and speakers have one thing in common: their love of mathematics education. You'll find workshops leaders presenting on a broad range of topics covering mathematics from primary to further education and beyond.

Friday Night Meet-up

It's a MathsConf tradition for delegates arriving on Friday to meet up at a local bar to catchup with the community, network and talk all things mathematics.

We'll be sending out further information to all ticker holders nearer the time.

Your Comments from previous #MathsConfs

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In the 59 years I've been on the planet, #MathsConf23 has been the best day of maths ed I've ever experienced. Thank you so much, one and all! Still on a high...


@therispguy

Amazing day, especially since I live overseas and can't attend these when they are in person events. The variety and quality of presentations is very impressive. The whole set up of the day was excellent, easy to move through the day and between sessions.

Thank you for an amazing day #MathsConf23 I have thoroughly enjoyed every single moment and have learnt an awful lot. Great work.


@mrparkermaths
The Ongar Academy

This was the most excellently organised conference I have ever attended. I have now since attended a few more virtual conference but nothing comes close. It didn't feel virtual at all. The timetable...

Thoroughly enjoyed #MathsConf23. Lots of different ideas and thoughts to take forward into future practice!!


@missmowatmaths

A great conference, very well organised and varied speakers. Great value for money. Look forward to the next one.

Thank you @LaSalleEd for a customarily slick and professionally-run virtual #MathsConf23–right up there with normal events. Brilliant day hearing loads of interesting stuff.


@boss_maths

Some of the best professional learning you can get at an unbelievable price. Thank you for organising.


Chris Williams
Sir Christopher Hatton Academy

Some of the best professional learning you can get at an unbelievable price. Thank you for organising.


Chris Williams
Sir Christopher Hatton Academy

What an excellent first #MathsConf24 , how have I never attended one before!


@rach_wiggett

Fantastic conference! A great way to spend a day with a range of diverse and interesting topics all from home. Thank you so much I’m hoping this now becomes a regular event!


Event Supporters

'Complete Mathematics'
'Eduqas'
'Science Studio'
'AQA'
'OCR'
'Arc Maths'
'Autograph'
'NAHT'

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