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PA Maths Conference: Multiplicative Reasoning, Wednesday 26th May 2021
Our 2021 conference, which will be online this year, has been designed to explore the idea of multiplicative reasoning, which is a core feature of many mathematical problems children will face. We feel it is very important as many situations encountered in life, work and education are connected by the idea of proportionality, as are a number of areas of the upper KS2 maths curriculum and questions in the KS2 SATs papers. Making connections, deepening understanding and multiplicative reasoning are all features of the primary maths national curriculum. Our day will cover content relevant from EYFS through to KS2.
We are delighted to announce guest speakers Bobby Seagull and Leanne Lowe for our maths conference this year, who will both be delivering keynote speeches and hands-on workshops, alongside our own PA Maths leaders.
Bobby Seagull is a school maths teacher and Cambridge University doctorate student researching maths anxiety. He rose to prominence through his appearances as captain of Emmanuel College Cambridge on BBC quiz show University Challenge. He has since won Celebrity Mastermind. He is a regular contributor to BBC Radio Four’s Puzzle of the Day, an ambassador for charity National Numeracy, the UK Libraries Champion and a Financial Times columnist.
Leanne Lowe is London North East Maths Hub Strategic Link and Maths Hub Co-lead, working with schools and maths leaders across our region and with the NCETM. She has a wealth of maths knowledge and experience developing primary school teachers to deliver high-quality effective maths lessons and improve outcomes for children.
The conference is aimed at primary school maths leads, senior leaders and teachers. It will take place from 9am-3pm and participants are expected to join for the full day. Breaks will be scheduled and a full programme will be sent to delegates nearer the time.
Last year’s conference, focused on making connections, with our key-note speaker Gareth Metcalf, was hugely successful. Places at this year’s conference are limited and we would recommend booking early.
“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 last year’s conference.
Understand the progression through multiplicative reasoning
How to support pupils in overcoming barriers to their multiplicative reasoning
Practical ideas and tools to enable pupils to think more deeply about problems involving multiplicative reasoning
PA Maths Members
20/21 PA Maths Members:
2 free places per school included in 20/21 PA Maths Membership. Additional places for members £70 per person.
£230 for 2 places per non-member school. Early bird discount for non-members: £150 for 2 places if booked by the end Monday 10th May 2021.
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.