Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME)

ACME Conference 2011

Date: 15 March 2011

Location: The Royal Society

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

This conference brought together teachers, policymakers and other stakeholders to consider the next big issues in mathematics education in England. A conference summary report is currently being written and will be sent to all delegates and available on the ACME website in April 2011.

ACME 2011 Conference summary Report

Podcasts from some of the key speakers are available below. You can also view  the slides of some of the speakers by clicking on the relevant links.

Key notes speakers:

  • Professor Dame Julia Higgins FRS, ACME Chair: Speech
  • Jon Coles, Director General for Education Standards, Department for Education : Video
  • Andrew Hall, CEO, AQA: Video and slides
  • Professor David Spiegelhalter FRS, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk, University of Cambridge: Slides and video

Panel Discussion:

  • Andy Palmer, Head of Skills Development, BT: Video
  • Tim Oates, Group Director of Assessment Research and Development - Cambridge Assessment: Slides
  • Professor Chris Budd, Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Bath: Video
  • Huw Kyffin, consultant on the ACME Mathematical Needs Project: Video
  • Elizabeth Truss, Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk : Video 
  • Jackie Fairchild, Assistant Headteacher, Gosford Hill School : Video and slides
  • Roger Billing, Deputy Head Teacher, Wroxham School: Video and slides

Programme of the Day

Discussion Groups Documents

Delegates had the opportunity to get together to discuss important and current issues in mathematics education. The four discussion groups brief are available here:


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