Conference 2011

The MEI Conference is an annual 3-day event. The 2011 MEI Conference took place at Keele University from Thursday 30th June 2011 to Saturday 2nd July 2011.

MEI Conference 2011 Handouts


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

  1. Smoothing the transition from GCSE Maths to AS Maths - Pat Morton and Stella Dudzic
  2. FP3 - Markov Chains - Richard Lissaman
  3. Wilcoxon tests - what are they and how to teach them - Bob Francis
  4. GeoGebra in Mechanics - Tom Button
  5. How to make Decision maths exciting - Sue de Pomarai
  6. Historical Enrichment - Ben Sparks
  7. MEI's current work - Charlie Stripp

Session B

  1. Smoothing the transition from AS Core to A2 Core - Miggy Biller and Bernard Murphy
  2. Big ideas in Numerical Methods - Richard Lissaman and Chris Robbins
  3. Stats Busking 1: creating opportunities to communicate the importance of statistics - Debra Hurcomb (RSS)
  4. What the Operational Research Society can do to support teachers of Decision Maths at A level - Louise Orpin
  5. Limits, Expectation and Independence: Enriching S1 Probability - Micky Bullock
  6. Getting the most out of the Integral resources - Catherine Berry
  7. STEMNRICH - Stephen Hewson

Session C

  1. Teaching and Learning Proof - a practical approach - Bob Francis and Shirley Calladine
  2. Interactive resources in Further Pure - Catherine Berry
  3. Stats Busking 2: creating opportunities to communicate the importance of statistics - Debra Hurcomb (RSS)
  4. Using ICT and data in teaching statistics - Sydney Tyrell
  5. Interesting ideas to enliven Further Mechanics - Stephen Lee and Charlie Stripp
  6. Exploring and embedding enrichment resources into the curriculum - Abi Bown

Session D

  1. Integrating ICT into AS Core - Tom Button
  2. Ask the Examiner: MEI FP1 - Charlie Stripp
  3. Ask the examiner: MEI Statistics - Bob Francis
  4. Mechanics: Mechanics in action - practical mechanics - Rod Bond and Ria Symonds
  5. Practical Activities for D1 - Jeff Trim
  6. Maths of social networking - Richard Lissaman
  7. Tips for getting coursework marking right - Michael Ling

Session E

  1. Differential equations in A2 Core - David Hulme
  2. Ask the examiner: MEI Core - Mike Dixon
  3. How GeoGebra enhances understanding in Statistics - Michael Borcherds
  4. Interesting ideas to enliven A2 Mechanics - David Holland
  5. General: Introduction to Integral resources - Catherine Berry
  6. Resources for real data - Paul Hewson
  7. MEI GCSE resources - Stella Dudzic

Session F

  1. Teaching AS Calculus - Jane Annets
  2. Risps: using investigations in the A level Maths classroom - Jonny Griffiths
  3. My favourite graphing calculator activities - G T Springer
  4. What's new and eye-popping on the web - Douglas Butler
  5. How GeoGebra enhances understanding in Algebra at KS3 & KS4 - Michael Borcherds
  6. Big Ideas in the Mathematics Classroom - Bernard Murphy
  7. GCSE Mathematics - one of the best kept secrets - Sue Hough

Session G

  1. Smoothing the transition from AS Core to A2 Core - Miggy Biller and Bernard Murphy
  2. Using General Statistical Software - Neil Sheldon
  3. Techniques to engage students in Mechanics - Prof John Berry
  4. Preparing for STEP Mathematics A - Peter Mitchell
  5. How Autograph enhances understanding in KS3 & 4 - Douglas Butler
  6. Developing resources using examples of maths in engineering contexts - Chris Robbins
  7. Developing functionality and problem solving in Higher level GCSE students - Sue Hough

Session H

  1. How Autograph enhances understanding in Core Maths - Douglas Butler
  2. Smoothing the transition from GCSE Maths to AS - Stella Dudzic
  3. Variation - Neil Sheldon
  4. Preparing for STEP Mathematics B - Peter Mitchell
  5. Elliptic Curves - a light hearted introduction - Jonny Griffiths
  6. Visualizing Mathematical Concepts - G T Springer
  7. What makes for a truly interactive classroom? - Sue Hough

Session I

  1. Integrating ICT into A2 Core - Tom Button
  2. Algebra in unexpected places - Bernard Murphy
  3. Ideas for teaching Differential Equations - David Bedford
  4. Introduction to  Decision Computation - James Groves
  5. The mathematics of Martin Gardner - Katie Steckles
  6. Motivating A level Students to reach their Full Potential - Pauline Bailey

Session J

  1. C3 coursework  - a practical approach - Bob Francis
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  3. How to engage students in key statistics concepts using a practical approach - Mark Kent
  4. Modelling and Problem solving with Networks - Sharon Tripconey
  5. Sixth Form Learn and Teach Enrichment Project - Alyce Merry and Stuart Bruce
  6. Using maths to solve a workplace problem - Richard Browne and Chris Robbins
  7. Engaging the level 3 learner - Anne Fieldhouse

Session K

  1. What's the point of core maths? - Phil Chaffe and David Bedford
  2. An introduction to key concepts in FP1 - Alan Barker
  3. Teaching hypothesis testing (focus on Binomial and Normal) - Stella Dudzic
  4. Short easy practicals for Mechanics - Tom Button
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  6. Using maths in the extended project - Charlie Stripp
  7. Understanding and meeting the needs of the dyslexic mathematics learner - Joan Ashley

Session L

  1. Teaching C4 vectors with Autograph - Tom Button
  2. Dynamic concepts in FP1 - Richard Lissaman
  3. Some useful resources for teaching S1 - Stella Dudzic
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  5. Enrichment at KS4 - looking beyond Add Maths - Charlie Stripp
  6. Dominoes - a KS3 Masterclass - Bernard Murphy
  7. Incorporating functionality in mathematics into classroom practice - Joan Ashley