The Jurassic Maths Hub Summer Conference 2019

Understanding and Fluency for Assured Mathematicians:

The Jurassic Hub annual Summer Conference was held on Monday the 24 June 2019 at Taunton Racecourse.  As in previous years, the day was very much aimed at all teachers from Early Years to Post -16, with two Keynote Speakers.

Dr Colin Foster, presented in the morning and afternoon. His morning presentation was aimed at Secondary Schools and his afternoon presentation was for all delegates.  Dr Helen Drury also presented in the morning to a Primary based audience.

There was also a range of Workshop sessions  and plenty of opportunity for networking.

 


Dr Colin Foster: ‘Rich Strategies for Developing Mathematical Fluency’   and   ‘Scaffolding the Learning of Problem Solving in Mathematics’

Dr Colin Foster is a Reader in Mathematics Education in the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University. His research interests focus on the learning and teaching of mathematics in ways that support students’ conceptual understanding. He is particularly interested in the design of classroom tasks that enable students to develop the necessary fluency in mathematical processes that will support them in solving mathematical problems. He is also currently exploring the use of confidence assessment as a tool for formative assessment. http://www.foster77.co.uk/

 

Dr Helen Drury: ‘How a Mastery approach improves mathematics teaching’.

Mathematics Mastery was founded by Dr Helen Drury – a pioneer of teaching and learning for mastery in UK schools. Alongside 10 years of classroom experience, Helen began researching how maths education could be improved to break the UK’s cycle of underachievement. This research, evidence and best practice became the foundation for the Mathematics Mastery programme.  Her website: https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/national-school-improvement-programme-for-maths


2019 Workshops :  (For a printable PDF of workshop titles and breakout sessions please click HERE)

Please click on the titles for more details:

Workshops – Breakout Session One 11.30-12.15pm Run by: Aimed at:
Taking the long view: Developing Teaching for Mastery across a primary school* Specialists – Dan Polak, Gail Holmes, Sam Abell* Primary*
Core Maths Jo Denton Post-16
Secondary resources: Supporting Mastery * Richard Perring * Secondary*
Early Years: Role of Maths Graphics Helena Palmer KS1 and KS2
Year 5-8 Continuity (Multiplicative Reasoning) Phil Eadie KS2 and KS3
SEND: Assessing, moderation and progression steps Kathryn Wharton-Darke All Phases

 

 

Workshops – Breakout Session Two 12:20pm-1:00pm  Run by: Aimed at:
Taking the long view: Developing Teaching for Mastery across a primary school* Specialists – Dan Polak, Gail Holmes, Sam Abell* Primary*
Teaching for Mastery in the Secondary Classroom * Specialists – Jane Hawkins and Gary Potter-White * Secondary*
Secondary resources: Supporting Mastery * Richard Perring * Secondary*
Early Years: Subject Knowledge Number Composition Jo Hancock KS1 and KS2
Improving lesson design for optimum learning Tracy Bolton Primary
Improving A level Teaching * Phil Eadie * Post-16 *

 

 

Workshops – Breakout Session Three 2:00pm – 2:45pm Run by: Aimed at:
Professional Development through Teacher Research Groups Dr Ruth Trundley Primary
Teaching for Mastery in the Secondary Classroom * Specialists – Jane Hawkins and Gary Potter-White * Secondary*
Developing the use of Manipulatives and Representations Louise Freir Primary
Planning for Greater Depth Helen Edginton and Bridget Culver Primary
Reasoning and Problem Solving at GCSE Feona Copley KS3 and KS4
Improving A level Teaching * Phil Eadie * Post-16 *

* These workshops are duplicated and appear in more than one breakout session.

(For a printable PDF of workshop titles and breakout sessions please click HERE)