Events for Teachers and Students


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Below are details (in order of date) of upcoming day conferences that the NRICH team is running and events to which we are contributing.



Primary Mathematics Teachers and Subject Leaders Programme 2017-18
Bristol Primary Teaching School Alliance


Tuesday 7th November 2017
Thursday 8th March 2018
Friday 21st September 2018 (booking open)

This trio of days will draw on the recent Smith report, and recommendations from ACME and Ofsted to support primary teachers and leaders of mathematics in inspiring and engaging their learners and colleagues.  ​Whether you are an existing or aspiring subject leader, a teacher seeking mathematical motivation or are already a regular NRICH PD attendee, we look forward to welcoming you and working together.

1. Teaching Mathematics - So you think you know NRICH?

Come and explore new ways to use rich mathematical resources to develop problem-solving, reasoning and fluency skills in your classroom.  We will consider pedagogical approaches that rely on teachers questioning answers, rather than answering questions. Discover the value of incomplete solutions, in encouraging learners to look for alternative approaches and elegant solutions. 

There will be a chance to review what you think you know about NRICH (including some mathematical myth-busting), be inspired by some new additions and connect with our latest project focus.


2. Knowing Mathematics - Making the most of mistakes     

Einstein said, “I have no special talent.  I am only passionately curious.” At NRICH we think curiosity is the key to knowledge and as the focus of our latest project, we’re inviting primary teachers and mathematics leaders to come and enhance their subject specific knowledge by being curious.

Here we will take the time to examine and plan for common misconceptions in primary mathematics, consider when to introduce cognitive conflict to build resilience and perseverance, and explore ways in which mistake-making can be a powerful pedagogical tool for good.


3. Enthusing Mathematicians - Leading learners

Inspiring a love of mathematics, whether in colleagues or your classroom, is an exciting and multifarious task!  As part of this programme we will share with you some of our newest resources designed to promote mathematical curiosity and inspire awe and wonder. You will have the opportunity to seek and share innovative impactful ideas, expand your own enthusiasm for the subject and gain some reflective perspective as part of a supportive professional community.


To book please visit the Bristol Primary Teaching School Alliance.




Teacher CPD Day - Developing Mathematical Resilience, 3 July 2018


Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge

A free CPD event for teachers of mathematics at Key Stages 2, 3, and 4 who are interested in developing resilient learners in their classrooms.

Whether your students are breezing through every problem you give them, or struggling at every turn, they may not be developing the resilience they need to become independent problem solvers.

How would we like our students to respond to being stuck, and how can we best support them in a way that doesn’t make them become dependent on us?

NRICH tasks have always helped to develop mathematical thinking and promote mathematical exploration.  In our latest project, we have created tasks designed to capture students’ interest so that they have a desire to persevere even when the going gets tough. Our supporting materials for teachers suggest ways of scaffolding the activities without spoon-feeding.

This event will offer opportunities to work on some of the tasks and discuss the implications for classroom practice.

Booking now open


 






Year 12 Mathematical Problem-Solving Day 10 July 2018


Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge

A free event for Year 12 students taking A-level Mathematics, designed to inspire, develop students' mathematical thinking and encourage creative approaches to mathematical problem-solving. The day will be highly interactive: it includes a mix of talks and small-group workshops led by the NRICH team and staff from the University of Cambridge Mathematics Faculty, giving opportunities to explore some intriguing mathematics in new and different contexts.

This free event is aimed at students studying A-level Mathematics and currently coming to the end of Y12: please note it is not suitable for younger students. This event is open to school groups from state schools/academies only, and places must be pre-booked.

Booking closed - this event is now full.
If you would like to be added to the waiting list please click here






Year 9 Mathematics Problem-Solving Day 17 July 2018


Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge

This free event for Y9 students aims to help students develop their mathematical reasoning, problem solving and resilience, by exploring engaging mathematical activities in new contexts. The day is designed to help students develop their mathematical problem solving skills at the start of their journey exploring the GCSE curriculum, and to encourage the further study of mathematics at A-level and beyond.

The day will consist of interactive mathematical talks and hands-on workshops led by the NRICH team.

This event is aimed at students currently coming to the end of Y9, especially those who might perhaps go on to consider studying mathematics at A-level.

This event is open to school groups from state schools/academies only, and places must be pre-booked.

Booking closed - this event is now full. 
If you would like to be added to the waiting list please click here


  


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