31st MATHEMATICS TEACHERS AND ADVISERS CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP

13.30-16.30, Tuesday 26th June 2012

School of Mathematics, University of Leeds

No registration fee

The School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds has a long history and tradition (over 30 years) of developing and maintaining contact with teachers in schools via this conference, our Sixth Form Conference, Mathematics Lectures in Schools and other promotional activities.

The Mathematics Teachers and Advisers Conference/Workshop provides an interface between the School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds and teachers in schools and sixth forms. In particular, this year’s conference is related to many of the lastest developments and ideas, as well as the views of Examination and Training organisations, related to A-level Mathematics and University entrance.

Teachers and university staff alike are given a rare opportunity to exchange valuable experiences and re-invigorate their perspectives on the ever-changing world of mathematics education.

Programme:

13.30 – 14.30 Tom Roper (Mathematics Education, University of Leeds) –

“Should mathematics be fun for the teacher too?”

The idea that if mathematics is to be fun for and interesting

to our students then it should be the same for us will be explored. That is, if want our students to be mathematicians, then we need to be actively involved in doing

some mathematics for the pleasure of it. There will be some mathematics to get

involved in and to take back to the classroom for you and your students to

explore.

14.30 – 15.00 Tea/Coffee

15.00 – 16.30 Lionel Elliott (School of Mathematics, University of Leeds) –

“Step Papers”

Step Papers – what are they? why do them? what do students gain by taking them? What they involve?, etc.

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All presentations will be held in the MALL room (level 8 in the School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds). Tea/coffee will be served in the Reading room on level 9 of the School of Mathematics.

Daniel Lesnic (Conference organizer)

Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK.

e-mail: D.Lesnic >>>at<<< leeds dot ac dot uk,

tel: +44-(0)113-3435181, fax: +44-(0)113-3435090