MEI and the IET held a second joint conference on 1 June 2009, with the title The uses of mathematics in the engineering workplace. The conference was held at the IET London offices in Savoy Place.
Part of the conference involved working in small groups to develop exemplars based on workplace experiences of breakout group leaders.
A good number of practising teachers attended, and were able to help us think through the steps needed to provide exemplars of mathematics being used in the engineering workplace, in a form that is suitable for teachers to use with their students.
Introduction to the breakout group sessions. Rod Bond, FMN (includes photographs of session):
Angela Dean - Bombardier
Helen Meese - Babcock
Chris Robbins - Grallator
Steve St-Gallay - AstraZeneca
Mathematics in the workplace: symbolism and meaning Celia Hoyles, NCETM
Feedback from Nuffield Breakout Group
Feedback from Thompson Breakout Group
Feedback from Riverside Breakout Group
Feedback from Mountbatten Breakout Group
View the report of the conference.