MEI conference 2012

The MEI Conference is an annual 3-day event. The 2012 MEI Conference took place between 28th and 30th June 2012. It was held at Keele University. Texas Instruments was the conference sponsor.

MEI Conference 2012 Handouts

Session A

  1. Maths equipment to make and use in the classroom - Debbie Barker
  2. The mathematics of finance - Stella Dudzic
  3. Challenge and Extension in Maths Lessons - Ashley England
  4. Further Pure with Technology (new MEI unit) - Tom Button
  5. An introduction to MEI D2 - Sue de Pomerai
  6. Lessons from marking Mechanics 1 - Roger Porkess
  7. MEI's current work - Charlie Stripp


Session B

  1. Exploring and solving problems in 6th form mathematics using special features of the TI-nspire graphic calculator - Peter Hayes
  2. Frequently Unasked Questions - David Bedford
  3. Geogebra for beginners - Catherine Berry
  4. How the OR Society can support teachers and students of Decision Maths - Louise Orpin
  5. Short, easy practicals for mechanics - Tom Button and Sue de Pomerai
  6. How do you know you are right? - Sue Hough
  7. ACME's Mathematical Needs report - Roger Porkess

Session C

  1. A little technology goes a long way? - Jenny Orton
  2. Introduction to the Integral resources - Catherine Berry
  3. Mathematical Proof in Core Maths - Phil Chaffe
  4. Geogebra in Mechanics - Stephen Lee
  5. Groups - Sue de Pomerai
  6. GCSE resit - 'Oh no not that again!' - Steve Gough
  7. Statistics across the curriculum - Roger Porkess

Session D

  1. Pretty Irrational - Ben Sparks
  2. Understanding Correlation - Stella Dudzic
  3. Interactive resources in Further Pure - Catherine Berry
  4. Using GeoGebra in A level Core - Tom Button
  5. Helping to make GCSE Algebra "easy to see" - Sue Hough
  6. Support materials for Decision Mathematics - Adrian Johnstone and Elizabeth Scott

Session E

  1. Probability: a new approach - Jenny Gage
  2. Errors commonly seen in mechanics and how to avoid them - David Holland
  3. Statistical Problem Solving - Stella Dudzic
  4. Getting the most out of the Integral resources - Catherine Berry
  5. Pure and applied maths in phone and tablet apps - Chris Robbins
  6. A level 3 Maths course for all who have at least a grade C Mathematics GCSE - Charlie Stripp
  7. Discrete Maths: from School to University - Marcin Jurdzinski and Matthias Englert

Session F

  1. stemNRICH: maths in the real world - Jenny Gage
  2. Dissections - a Master class - Bernard Murphy
  3. Starter ideas and activities in mechanics - David Holland and Emily Rae
  4. Student leadership: making the difference - Ben Andrews, Luke Allen, Tom Wright, Tommy Yardley
  5. Sausages to guitars: hyperbolic functions and their applications! - Chris Robbins
  6. Feedback for the 2011/12 Core examinations - Mike Dixon
  7. School Statistics in the Data Revolution - David Walker and Roeland Beerten

Session G

  1. Folding Mathematics - Sue Pope
  2. "πr² sounds like area to me; when I need the circumference I'll just use πd" - Debbie Barker
  3. Transitions 1: The Role of Statistics in the transition from school to university - Professor John Macinnes
  4. Nspired GCSE and A-Level Activities - James Afolayan
  5. Using Autograph in the FP units - Michael Wakeford
  6. Euclid is dead; long live Euclid! - Carol Knights

Session H

  1. Enhancing the classroom - Debbie Barker
  2. Proof by Induction in Geometry - Bernard Murphy
  3. Connecting A Level Mathematics to other subjects - Stella Dudzic
  4. Use of TI-Nspire handheld and computer software in Further Maths - Jonathan Skinner
  5. Transitions: the Role of Statistics in the transition from school to the workplace: school leavers and graduate recruits - Huw Kyffin
  6. Maths in the news - Peter Rowlett
  7. How Autograph enhances understanding in Core Mathematics - Michael Wakeford

Session I

  1. Chi squared tests for contingency tables - Stella Dudzic
  2. A mathematical modelling workshop - Chris Robbins
  3. Short open-end investigations suitable for KS3 - Kevin Lord
  4. Rock, paper scissors - an introduction to Game Theory - Sue de Pomerai
  5. WJEC Further Pure 1: Interesting Ideas for Teaching Key Concept - Sofya Lyakhova
  6. Using live online technology to provide access to professional development for mathematics teachers - Yvonne Croasdaile and Sharon Tripconey
  7. Feedback from the 2012 FP1 examinations - Charlie Stripp

Session J

  1. Using Excel spreadsheets to improve statistical understanding - Sidney Tyrrell
  2. Crop Circle Theorems - Garrod Musto
  3. Creating Islamic Geometric Patterns with GeoGebra - Tom Button
  4. Extending GCSE mathematics and making links with A level - Kevin Lord
  5. WJEC Statistics: Teaching Approaches and Interactive resources for WJEC S1, S2 and S3 - Philip Mackie
  6. Using ICT in FP1 - Richard Lissaman
  7. Hands-on activities for teaching D1 Decision Maths - Jeff Trim
  8. Curriculum development at A level - Charlie Stripp

Session K

  1. CAS and the curriculum - Andy Kemp
  2. GeoGebra for Teachers and Students - Micky Bullock
  3. Real statistics at KS3 & 4 - Carol Knights
  4. Creating a maths trail around Bath - Garrod Musto
  5. Modelling a Bungee Jump - Kevin Lord
  6. Amazing algorithms for Numerical Methods - Richard Lissaman
  7. Adnoddau cyfrwng Cymraeg ar gyfer addysgu Mathemateg Bellach CBAC - Susan Margaret Thomas

Session L

  1. Is a day really 24 hours long? - Richard Browne
  2. "Gimme Friction Baby"- Debbie Barker
  3. Seeing Core Maths differently through multiple representations - Bernard Murphy
  4. Interesting sporting examples for motivating student learning in Mechanics - Stephen Lee
  5. Application of Transition Matrices to Investigate Populations - Kevin Lord
  6. Novel uses of mathematics in retro video game classics - Richard Lissaman