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Join us at the annual King’s Mathematics Teachers’ Conference, for an afternoon of exciting speakers and discussions on supporting and engaging pupils in the maths classroom and beyond. This in-person event in central London is open to mathematics teachers from London and beyond, as well as graduate students interested in maths education. We are delighted to have as our keynote speaker bestselling maths writer Rob Eastaway, author of ‘Maths on the back of an envelope’ and regular contributor to BBC’s More or Less. We will also be featuring talks on using problem-solving in maths and on maths & AI.
Register now by completing this online form.
Registration deadline: Tues 13th June
In the case that the conference is over-subscribed, priority will be given to maths teachers at non-selective state schools in London.
Please complete the application form by Tuesday 13th June. We will offer places on Thursday 15th June. Please then confirm your place with us by Friday 30th June. Any places not confirmed by this date will be offered to the waiting list.
Talks & Sessions
Keynote talk: Maths on the back of an envelope – Rob Eastaway
The convenience and speed of calculators has led us to believe that a number is only right when it is quoted to several decimal places. But maths is not always about getting precisely the right answer - and often a rough answer can offer more insights. This is a talk about everyday estimation and about Fermi questions - the art of working things out when you aren't given any data. From working out the chance of unusual coincidences, to a quick method for answering a vintage Who wants to be a Millionaire? question, bestselling maths author Rob Eastaway guides you through maths that can be done on the back of an envelope.
After the talk, Rob will be staying for a book signing session with copies of his latest book, ‘Maths on the back of an envelope’.
Everyone is welcome to this keynote talk, including students, and you can register separately for just the talk through this Eventbrite page.
Talk: Problem-solving in maths – Dr Dominic Yeo, King’s College London
Dominic's talk will discuss how problem-solving can get children excited about mathematics, and promote broader skills that complement the curriculum.
Dominic is a mathematician working in probability theory. Since May 2022, he is a Lecturer at King's College London, where he teaches students and carries out research. Dominic is also the academic director of the UK's Mathematical Olympiad programme, which runs national contests, mentoring schemes and enrichment events for the country's most enthusiastic school-aged problem-solvers, and sends UK teams to international competitions.
Workshop: Engaging the disengaged student – best-practice sharing session
This workshop is an opportunity to discuss the challenges of working with disengaged students, and your top tips and techniques for re-engaging them in the maths classroom. This session will involve small-group discussions and wider group sharing.
Talk: Maths & AI
Further details to follow
Refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) will be provided on arrival during registration. Between the conference sessions and the keynote talk, we will be providing afternoon tea, with sandwiches, cakes, scones and hot drinks, so we hope that you can stay and join us for the last part of the event! We are happy to cater for your dietary requirements – please indicate these on your registration form.
The event is scheduled to run from 13:15 – 17:30, however delegates will be able to leave at 15:50 if they cannot stay for the whole event. Please indicate in your registration form if this is the case.
13:15 Registration & refreshments
14:20 Best-practice workshop
15:50 Afternoon tea
16:30 Keynote talk
If you have any questions or would like any further details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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