Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME)

2013 ACME Conference

Greater than the sum of the parts: mathematics education

ACME Conference 2013, 9 July 2013, The Royal Society, London

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The ACME conference 'Greater than the sum of the parts: mathematics education' explored issues such as the strategic priorities for mathematics education, professional development and problem solving. Keynote speakers included Elizabeth Truss, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare and Stephen Twigg, Shadow Secretary of State for Education.

 

Delegates including teachers, policymakers and education researchers discussed key mathematics education policy issues. These included post-16 mathematics and professional development. The conference also debated strategic priorities for mathematics education over the next 5 years.

Professor Peter McOwan rounded off the day looking at the magic of mathematics!

To find out more about the conference see out conference summary report.


 

Show your working: ensuring mathematics education policy is well-informed

Slide1ACME Conference, 10 July 2012, The Royal Society, London

This conference brought together teachers, policymakers and other stakeholders to discuss timely mathematics education issues and to inform ACME's views.

The conference debated how the new National Curriculum should be implemented and also explored issues related to post-16 mathematics, a project on level 3 qualifications that was published in 2012.

There were a range of keynote speakers and panellists including politicians, industry and education representatives and popular mathematicians.

To find out more about the conference see out conference summary report.


 

Mathematics 5 -19: Completing the square: Concepts and contexts, pedagogy and politics

ACME Conference 2011, 15 March 2011, The Royal Society, London

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The ACME conference 'Mathematics 5 -19: Completing the square: Concepts and contexts, pedagogy and politics' explored the importance of a national policy for mathematics educations for 5 to 19 year olds.

Keynotes speeches were given by Jon Coles, Director General for Education Standards at the Department for Education and Andrew Hall, Chief Executive Officer at AQA. Break-out sessions discussed issues such as curriculum, pedagogy and influencing policy. The day finished off with a keynote from Professor David Spiegelhalter discussing true-life probability in the classroom.

Read more about the discussions in the conference summary report.

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