Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME)

Recent ACME events

ACME convenes a range of meetings. Many of these meetings seek to bring together representatives from the mathematics education community and the wider STEM community. Delegates think about ways that the community can provide constructive advice to ensure the best mathematics teaching and learning in schools and colleges in England.

Some recent events are listed below.

Early Years mathematics roundtables, February and May 2016

ACME convened two roundtables for the early years and mathematics communities in Spring 2016. The aim of the roundtables was to enable the two communities to meet and have an open and deep discussion on the key issues in early years mathematics provision and learning.

Issues discussed included the early years curriculum, professional development and ITE of the early years workforce and the mathematical knowledge and confidence of practioners and parents.

A number of follow up meetings have been planned.

A level roundtable, December 2015

In December 2015, Ofqual published a consultation on the conditions and guidance for AS and A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

In order to share views, ACME convened a roundtable to discuss the consultation on 11 December 2015. Representatives from Ofqual and the mathematics education community contributed to the discussions.

ACME submitted a response to the consultation. More information about ACME's engagement with the reform of A levels can be found here.

Launch of ITE report, 'Beginning teaching: best in class?' November 2015

ACME's latest report,  'Beginning teaching: best in class?', discussed the different facets of high-quality initial teacher education (ITE) for teachers of mathematics. The report illustrates a requirement for a shared standard for the ITE of teachers of mathematics from ITE providers, senior leaders and the mathematics community.

Further discussion on the report can be found here.

Launch of 'Embedding statistics at A level', July 2015

ACME and the Royal Statistical Society launched a joint report, Embedding Statistics at A level, on the statistical requirements and assessment across A level courses in Biology, Business, Chemistry, Geography Psychology and Sociology.

Further information, including the full report, can be found here.

Initial teacher education round table, March 2015

ACME held a roundtable on 16 March 2015. This offered participants from the mathematics community and beyond the opportunity to think about the ITE discussion document that ACME developed. A note will be prepared and published on the website in due course.

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