Nottingham Institute of Education and the East Midlands East Maths Hub host Primary Maths Conference

The day was a blend of informative and practical workshops, open discussion and the chance to see some of the research that local practitioners have been undertaking this year.

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Keynote Speaker Debbie Morgan

Nottingham Trent University and the East Midlands East Maths Hub hosted a Primary Maths Conference on Monday, July 3rd, 2017. The day was a blend of informative and practical workshops, open discussion and the chance to see some of the research that local practitioners have been undertaking this year.

The Primary Maths Conference was organised with three key intentions:

  • To gain a better understanding of teaching for mastery from nationally recognised experts
  • To share developments in best practice from local practitioners
  • To look at Maths Hub opportunities for schools and individual teachers to get involved in – particularly in terms of action research

Debbie Morgan, Director for Primary at the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, who is at the forefront of much of the recent developments in primary mathematics teaching that is currently happening at schools was the keynote speaker for the conference.

Dr Andrew Clapham, Principal Lecturer at Nottingham Institute of Education, ran a workshop entitled ‘Action Research for Improvement’. In this workshop, he explored some of the key concepts behind action research and looked at how both individual teachers can use it to improve their own practice and how the model could be adopted across a school.

Cath Gripton, Senior Lecturer in Primary Teacher Education at Nottingham Institute of Education, also ran a workshop entitled ‘Children’s Experiences of ‘Ability’’. In this workshop, she shared some of her case study research into children’s experiences of ‘ability’ in the Key Stage One classroom. Her study suggests that children’s experiences can be highly individual with each child attending to a different combination of structural, social and pedagogic aspects of classroom life, which shapes their experience of ‘ability.

Nottingham Institute of Education and the East Midlands East Maths Hub host Primary Maths Conference

Published on 3 July 2017
  • Category: Nottingham Institute of Education

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