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PA Maths Conference: Wednesday 12 June 2024
We are delighted to confirm the date of our 2024 PA Maths Conference – more details will be announced nearer the time.
In the meantime please see details below of our 2023 conference:
What comes to mind when you think about “challenge” in the context of mathematics in the primary classroom? Historically maybe…the most able group, planning for content to be hard, pushing pupils to the next “level”? In today’s world, we know that we need to challenge all pupils and offer them all a rich diet of mathematical content, which allows all pupils to access the learning, with slow, progressive and coherent steps of learning. Essentially, we must create a culture and an environment where all pupils can build firm building blocks, upon which further learning can be built. The 2023 PA Maths Conference is focussed on how we can ensure all children, regardless of ability or age, have an appropriate level of challenge, that supports them to become confident and flexible mathematical thinkers.
Keynote Speaker – Gareth Metcalfe
We were delighted to welcome back Gareth Metcalfe as our keynote speaker in June 2023.
Gareth is the author of I see Maths and I see Reasoning, and has worked with schools and teachers across the country to deepen their knowledge and skills in teaching high quality maths lessons. He has been teaching since 2004 and is a former Assistant Headteacher. Currently he is working in a range of schools, teaching classes from Nursery-Y6, helping schools to put reasoning and problem-solving at the heart of learning. He is passionate about developing teaching that enables children to be intellectually and emotionally engaged by mathematics.
Gareth’s session will explore how to develop all children as independent problem-solvers. We will consider the routines within interactive class teaching that help to focus children’s thinking on key concepts and ensure that all children participate fully. Then, a coherent whole-school approach for modelling word questions will be shared. We will see how ‘Slow Reveal’ prompts can be used to break down questions. Then, we will look at how sequences of questions can be used to gradually add challenge or to help children to make connections between tasks.
The keynote speech is followed by a range of workshops exploring evidence, pedagogy, tools and strategies to use in the primary classroom, from EYFS to KS2 to ensure we provide challenge to all pupils, whatever their abilities and needs.
Audience: teachers, maths leads and senior leaders in primary schools
“A great day with loads of ideas to take back to school -I definitely need to think more carefully about the problems that I set children and need to consider what is the maths that children are going to need in order to be able to solve it”
“Excellent CPD. Thoughtful and practical.”
“Thank you – it was a really enjoyable day that got me thinking more deeply about mathematical concepts”
Participants from previous conferences.
Places at our conferences are limited and we would recommend booking early.
PA Maths Members
PA Maths Members:
1 free place per school included in PA Maths Membership, discounted rate of £115 for additional places booked.
£230 per person for non-member schools.
Schools will be invoiced within a few days of the conference. Bookings which are not cancelled 3 days prior to the conference will be invoiced.