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AMSP Teacher Events

The AMSP is running many free events for teachers in Maths Week England and you can find them here.

4pm, Tuesday 10th November: Bubble Geometry

The wonderful folk at the Science Museum have a number of things planned for Maths Week England 2020. Among the most exciting is this workshop aimed at primary teachers, in which they will explore some fascinating geometrical ideas using bubbles that you could then share with your pupils. It is first-come, first-served so don’t miss out!

4:30pm, Wednesday 11th November: Origami Workshop

Mathematics through Paper Folding
This webinar from Fran Watson and Alison Kiddle is for anyone who would be interested in learning how to make some mathematically intriguing modular origami models.  It will be of particular interest to maths teachers who are looking for some ideas about using paper folding in their classrooms and how to use origami as a tool to enhance their teaching of mathematics.
The only previous origami experience you will need to join this webinar is being able to fold a square in half accurately corner to corner, edge to edge.

Sign up here to join in, whether you enjoy maths, origami or both!

8pm, Thursday 12th November: Being Mathematical

For teachers: On Thursday there will be a special edition of the ATM’s mathematical Twitter conversation, using the hashtag #BeingMathematical. The idea is a simple one – a mathematical investigation is posed earlier in the day, and then between 8pm and 9pm everyone shares their thoughts and questions. The problems are always low-threshold, so accessible to all.

Having taken part in a few, I can attest to the fact that they are inclusive (I have NEVER seen a comment disrespected) and interesting, as we all get to see how others tackle problems. To join in, simply sign in to Twitter (it’s fast and free if you haven’t already) and search for the hashtag #BeingMathematical.