Jurassic Maths Hub Summer Conference 2022

'Talk Maths'

It is a pleasure to once again host our annual Jurassic Maths Hub Summer Conference. This years Jurassic Maths Conference is titled ‘Talk Maths’ and centres on oracy and mathematical discussions and their increased importance in the classroom. The  Key Note speech by Mike Askew will look at key ideas in this theme.

The 2022 conference will take place this June.  Due to the Hub’s wide geographical spread and to enable more people to attend we are running the same day in two locations.  The first on Friday the 10th of June at Merley House in Wimborne, Dorset and the second on Monday the 13th of June at the Hartnoll Hotel in Tiverton, Devon.


  • 9.00 am Arrive (tea and coffee on arrival)
  • 9.30 am Welcome by Neil Vincent, Senior Jurassic Maths Hub Lead
  • 9.35 am Guest Speaker: Mike Askew
  • 11.00 am Break
  • 11.20 am Hub Session – Dr Ruth Trundley Jurassic Maths Hub Primary Lead
    and Mr Phil Eadie Jurassic Maths Hub Secondary Lead
  • 12.15 pm Movement time and comfort break
  • 12.20 pm Breakout Session 1        (click on the link for more information)
  • 1.20 pm Lunch
  • 2.15 pm Breakout Session 2         (click on the link for more information)
  • 3.15pm Finish

The Guest Speaker:

Talk – the key to mathematical understanding?

While concrete, pictorial and abstract representations are useful tools for working on mathematics, it is talking about the actions on and with these tools that brings mathematics to life. Rather than talk simply being ‘putting your thinking into words’ I consider talk to be a, if not the, primary means through which mathematical thinking comes into being. In this talk I’ll look at research behind viewing talk as central to developing mathematical understanding as well as suggestions for promoting productive talk in mathematics classrooms.

Mike Askew – Biography

Mike Askew is Visiting Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, before which he held Chair Professorships at Monash University, Melbourne, and King’s College, University of London. His main research interest is in how to improve the teaching of primary school mathematics and his numerous publications focus on the central importance of reasoning and problem solving in making teaching and learning mathematics an engaging experience for everyone. Mike believes all learners are capable of seeing themselves as mathematicians, given supportive, engaging and challenging teaching.

Breakout Sessions:

The first breakout session will allow delegates to experience one of the national programmes run as part of the Jurassic Maths hub offer. The second breakout session is an opportunity to experience one of the ways in which the Hub supports professional development. 

Please bring a fully charged laptop (not tablet or smartphone) to use during these sessions.


The Conference is £75 and will include lunch and refreshments.

Please select the venue you would like to attend and book your place.  Please note places are allocated on a first come first served basis and should you choose to change venues at a later date this may not be possible.

Please complete the delegate feedback form after the conference to obtain access to the days resources.