Conference 2017

The MEI Conference is an annual 3-day event. The 2017 MEI Conference took place between 29th June and 1st July 20176. It was held at Keele University. Casio was the conference sponsor.

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MEI Conference 2017 Handouts

Plenaries

Disfunctioning with Functions - Professor Anne Watson

Welcome Plenary - Charlie Stripp

Session A

  1. Ask about the MEI A levels - Keith Profitt

  2. Problem solving at A level - Jo Sibley

  3. Statistics: Introducing large data sets - Cath Moore

  4. The Stoke GCSE Resit project - Katharine Davies and Terry Dawson

  5. Establishing mathematics reasoning at KS3 in your department - Rob Tait

  6. Pascal- Charlie Stripp

  7. The fundamentals of discrete mathematics - Claire Baldwin

  8. Geometrical gems - Rachael Horsman


Session B

  1. MEI Extra Pure: Groups - Claire Baldwin

  2. Fun with proof at A level - Jo Sibley

  3. Statistics: introducing the binomial distribution using graphing technology - Nick Thorpe

  4. Developing problem solving and proportional reasoning in GCSE resit - Sue Hough and Steve Gough

  5. Thinking mathematically and developing mathematical behaviours - Jessica Paul

  6. Irrational numbers - Peter Mitchell

  7. Engaging students through and in mathematical reasoning at A level - Dr Nicola Bretscher


Session C

  1. Mathematical comprehension in the OCR (MEI) A level - Bernard Murphy

  2. Underground Mathematics: developing deep mathematical understanding - Tabitha Gould

  3. Statistics: Introducing the Normal distribution using graphing technology - Nick Thorpe

  4. From the horse's mouth: forced GCSE maths resits in FE colleges – students' voices - Anna Bellamy

  5. KS4 extension and enrichment - Carol Knights

  6. Probability lessons from history - Stella Dudzic

  7. Putting Autograph 4 to work - Douglas Butler

  8. The dot problem - Jonny Griffiths


Session D

  1. Modelling and problem solving in MEI Mathematics - Richard Lissaman

  2. Using graphical calculators in the new A level Mathematics - Tom Button and Simon May

  3. Statistics: Introducing hypothesis testing - Cath Moore

  4. Use of context in GCSE resit - Katharine Davies

  5. New GCSE – A guide for A level teachers - Carol Knights

  6. The history of quadratics - John Westwell

  7. Shanghai Maths – Charlie Stripp

  8. Integration by prats! – David Bedford and Richard Stakes


Session E

  1. MEI Extra Pure: recurrence relations – Dr Chris Saker

  2. Teaching Further Pure using graphing technology – Fran Clarke and Penny Plows

  3. Mechanics: motion graphs – Simon Clay

  4. Critical Maths – Terry Dawson

  5. Maths Feast – Cath Moore

  6. The history of logarithms – Tom Button

  7. Integral resources for 2017 – Dr Richard Lissaman and Catherine Berry

  8. PISA – Charlie Stripp


Session F

  1. Mechanics: a close look at two MEI Further Mathematics topics – Avril Steele

  2. Student tasks for Integrating technology into the new maths A levels – Tom Button

  3. Mechanics: constant and variable acceleration – Mohammed Basharat

  4. Core Maths early adopters – what we think now – David Philip and Claire Phillips

  5. Geometry and the imagination – Frances Watson

  6. The history of algorithms – Sue de Pomerai

  7. Specialist leaders of maths in Stoke-on-Trent and the Maths Excellence Partnership – Natalie Godwin and Rhiannon Bedford

  8. G.H. Hardy – Dr Chris Saker


Session G

  1. MEI Extra Pure: multivariable calculus – Claire Baldwin

  2. Teaching numerical methods using graphing technology – Jo Sibley

  3. Mechanics: introduction to forces 1 – Sharon Tripconey

  4. An introduction to Quantitative Reasoning – Katharine Davies

  5. Using provocative questions to reason our way to GCSE – Alan Easterbrook

  6. Japanese template geometry – Tomi Owens

  7. Harmonic subseries – Bernard Murphy

  8. Making mathematical braids – Matthew Scroggs


Session H

  1. Using technology to investigate differential equations (FPT & more) – Tom Button

  2. Mathematical modelling in the wild – Professor R. Eddie Wilson

  3. Mechanics: introduction to forces 2 – Sharon Tripconey

  4. Statistical problem solving – Katharine Davies and Terry Dawson

  5. Approaches for mastery teaching at KS3&4 – Debbie Barker

  6. The number complex – Ben Sparks

  7. Teaching calculus in the new A level with graphing technology – Jo Randhawa and Kelly Klus

  8. "Can you hear me at the back?" – Jeff Trim and Mohammed Basharat


Session I

  1. Statistics: teaching statistics with the MEI large data set – Paul Chillingworth

  2. Using GeoGebra to support problem solving in the A level Mathematics – Simon Clay

  3. Supporting transition from KS2 to KS3 – Alison Hopper

  4. Arithmetricks – Rob Eastaway

  5. Mechanics: modelling in mechanics – Jeff Trim

  6. Social networks – Sue de Pomerai

  7. Soap bubbles, crochet and other hands-on enrichment – Avril Steele

  8. What mathematics education research have you come across lately? – Dr Stephen Lee


Session J

  1. Ideas for teaching matrices, transformations and vectors – Dr Chris Saker

  2. The three Rs of statistics: randomisation, replication and re-sampling – Neil Sheldon

  3. Teaching for mastery at primary and its implications for secondary mathematics – Debbie Morgan

  4. The ancient Greek mathematicians – David Holland

  5. Talk in mathematics – Andrea Pitt and Jenni Ingram

  6. Teaching algebra and functions in the new A level with graphing technology – Sam Hoggard and Tim Johnson

  7. Necessary and/or sufficient – Dr Colin Wright

  8. Ideas and resources to support active learning at A level – Stephen Lyon


Session K

  1. Statistics in MEI Further Mathematics – Stella Dudzic

  2. Mechanics: ideas for teaching friction – Sue de Pomerai

  3. GCSE investigations from yesteryear – Kevin Lord

  4. Reflections from Charles Dodgson – Jeff Trim

  5. Encouraging KS5 students to write mathematically – Dr Tom Bennison

  6. Islamic geometric patterns – Nikki Rohlfing

  7. Teaching parametric equations using graphing technology – Bernard Murphy

  8. The words you hadn't thought to teach – Julia Treen


Session L

  1. Modelling and problem solving in the MEI A level (Part II – modelling with algorithms) – Keith Profitt

  2. Teaching statistics using graphing technology – Paul Chillingworth

  3. Teaching problem solving with puzzle games – Debbie Barker

  4. The history of vectors – Avril Steele

  5. The mathematics in the development of the computer – Dr Richard Lissaman

  6. Squaring the circle and other shapes – Kevin Lord

  7. MEI as a creator of maths resources – the IET project – Dr Stephen Lee