Conference 2011
The MEI Conference is an annual 3day event. The 2011 MEI Conference took place at Keele University from Thursday 30th June 2011 to Saturday 2nd July 2011.
MEI Conference 2011 Handouts
Plenaries
Bringing probability and risk from the real world into the classroom
Mathematics: the foundation of STEM  Professor Sir John Holman
28 Reasons to Ignore the Textbook  Matt Parker
Session A

Smoothing the transition from GCSE Maths to AS Maths 
Pat Morton and
Stella Dudzic
 FP3  Markov Chains  Richard Lissaman
 Wilcoxon tests  what are they and how to teach them  Bob Francis
 GeoGebra in Mechanics  Tom Button
 How to make Decision maths exciting  Sue de Pomarai
 Historical Enrichment  Ben Sparks
 MEI's current work  Charlie Stripp
Session B
 Smoothing the transition from AS Core to A2 Core  Miggy Biller and Bernard Murphy
 Big ideas in Numerical Methods  Richard Lissaman and Chris Robbins
 Stats Busking 1: creating opportunities to communicate the importance of statistics  Debra Hurcomb (RSS)
 What the Operational Research Society can do to support teachers of Decision Maths at A level  Louise Orpin
 Limits, Expectation and Independence: Enriching S1 Probability  Micky Bullock
 Getting the most out of the Integral resources  Catherine Berry
 STEMNRICH  Stephen Hewson
Session C
 Teaching and Learning Proof  a practical approach  Bob Francis and Shirley Calladine
 Interactive resources in Further Pure  Catherine Berry
 Stats Busking 2: creating opportunities to communicate the importance of statistics  Debra Hurcomb (RSS)
 Using ICT and data in teaching statistics  Sydney Tyrell
 Interesting ideas to enliven Further Mechanics  Stephen Lee and Charlie Stripp
 Exploring and embedding enrichment resources into the curriculum  Abi Bown
Session D
 Integrating ICT into AS Core  Tom Button
 Ask the Examiner: MEI FP1  Charlie Stripp
 Ask the examiner: MEI Statistics  Bob Francis
 Mechanics: Mechanics in action  practical mechanics  Rod Bond and Ria Symonds
 Practical Activities for D1  Jeff Trim
 Maths of social networking  Richard Lissaman
 Tips for getting coursework marking right  Michael Ling
Session E
 Differential equations in A2 Core  David Hulme
 Ask the examiner: MEI Core  Mike Dixon
 How GeoGebra enhances understanding in Statistics  Michael Borcherds
 Interesting ideas to enliven A2 Mechanics  David Holland
 General: Introduction to Integral resources  Catherine Berry
 Resources for real data  Paul Hewson
 MEI GCSE resources  Stella Dudzic
Session F
 Teaching AS Calculus  Jane Annets
 Risps: using investigations in the A level Maths classroom  Jonny Griffiths
 My favourite graphing calculator activities  G T Springer
 What's new and eyepopping on the web  Douglas Butler
 How GeoGebra enhances understanding in Algebra at KS3 & KS4  Michael Borcherds
 Big Ideas in the Mathematics Classroom  Bernard Murphy
 GCSE Mathematics  one of the best kept secrets  Sue Hough
Session G
 Smoothing the transition from AS Core to A2 Core  Miggy Biller and Bernard Murphy
 Using General Statistical Software  Neil Sheldon
 Techniques to engage students in Mechanics  Prof John Berry
 Preparing for STEP Mathematics A  Peter Mitchell
 How Autograph enhances understanding in KS3 & 4  Douglas Butler
 Developing resources using examples of maths in engineering contexts  Chris Robbins
 Developing functionality and problem solving in Higher level GCSE students  Sue Hough
Session H
 How Autograph enhances understanding in Core Maths  Douglas Butler
 Smoothing the transition from GCSE Maths to AS  Stella Dudzic
 Variation  Neil Sheldon
 Preparing for STEP Mathematics B  Peter Mitchell
 Elliptic Curves  a light hearted introduction  Jonny Griffiths
 Visualizing Mathematical Concepts  G T Springer
 What makes for a truly interactive classroom?  Sue Hough
Session I
 Integrating ICT into A2 Core  Tom Button
 Algebra in unexpected places  Bernard Murphy
 Ideas for teaching Differential Equations  David Bedford
 Introduction to Decision Computation  James Groves
 The mathematics of Martin Gardner  Katie Steckles
 Motivating A level Students to reach their Full Potential  Pauline Bailey
Session J
 C3 coursework  a practical approach  Bob Francis
 
 How to engage students in key statistics concepts using a practical approach  Mark Kent
 Modelling and Problem solving with Networks  Sharon Tripconey
 Sixth Form Learn and Teach Enrichment Project  Alyce Merry and Stuart Bruce
 Using maths to solve a workplace problem  Richard Browne and Chris Robbins
 Engaging the level 3 learner  Anne Fieldhouse
Session K
 What's the point of core maths?  Phil Chaffe and David Bedford
 An introduction to key concepts in FP1  Alan Barker
 Teaching hypothesis testing (focus on Binomial and Normal)  Stella Dudzic
 Short easy practicals for Mechanics  Tom Button
 
 Using maths in the extended project  Charlie Stripp
 Understanding and meeting the needs of the dyslexic mathematics learner  Joan Ashley
Session L
 Teaching C4 vectors with Autograph  Tom Button
 Dynamic concepts in FP1  Richard Lissaman
 Some useful resources for teaching S1  Stella Dudzic
 
 Enrichment at KS4  looking beyond Add Maths  Charlie Stripp
 Dominoes  a KS3 Masterclass  Bernard Murphy
 Incorporating functionality in mathematics into classroom practice  Joan Ashley