Sara Tilley is a Maths Consultant who loves a good story. In this 40-minute Zoom workshop she will share some of her favourites, with ideas on how to use them in the classroom. Pre-booking is not possible, but the link will be shared in Monday’s daily page.
AMSP Teacher Events
The AMSP is running many free events for teachers in Maths Week England and you can find them here.
A special Maths Week England edition of the Twitter conversation around Core Maths. Free for all teachers to join in – here is a link. To participate, just tweet using the hashtag #CoreMathsChat.
In this Public Lecture, Snezana Lawrence will discuss the questions: ‘What is it that mathematicians do?’ and ‘Who gets to be called a ‘mathematician’ and why?’ She will discuss major questions concerning the nature of mathematics, and will link mathematicians by the substance of their ideas, and the historical and personal contexts in which they were developed.
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!
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!
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.