Conference 2019

The MEI Conference is an annual 3-day event. The 2019 MEI Conference was held at Bath University on 27-29 June 2019. The event was kindly sponsored by our Headline Sponsor, Casio; our Silver Sponsor, Hodder Education; and our Bronze Sponsor, OCR.

MEI Conference 2019 Handouts


  • Inclusion – exclusion in mathematics: who stays in, who falls out, why it happens,and what we can do about it – Dr Eugenia Cheng
  • Modelling evolution PowerPoint presentation – Professor Alison Etheridge
  • How I wish I’d taught maths: 18 months on – Craig Barton

Session A

  1. Making sense of the mechanics muddle – Avril Steele
  2. Teaching MEI A level Further Mathematics – Keith Proffitt
  3. Core Maths Using Excel to teach financial maths – Terry Dawson and Tom Carpenter
  4. The teacher with tape on their face – Toby Rome and Rachel Beddoes
  5. Tackling misconceptions in GCSE resit – Katharine Davies
  6. Using graphing technology for teaching Parametrics – Bernard Murphy
  7. Policy update and discussion on current maths education issues and MEI ‘s development work – Charlie Stripp
  8. GCSE (9-1) Mathematics assessments: What we can learn from candidate performance so far – Neil Ogden

Session B

  1. Using graphing technology for teaching statistical tests – Paul Chillingworth
  2. The maths behind rock climbing – Charlie Stripp and Tom Rainbow
  3. Starting off right: Core Maths in the first 4 weeks – Alwyn Whitaker
  4. Paper folding, origami & proof – Kevin Lord and Carol Knights
  5. Using mastery in Functional Skills and GCSE Mathematics resits – Martin Newton
  6. We need to talk about statistics – Neil Sheldon
  7. Famous maths problems from history- Phil Chaffe
  8. Using a Lesson Study within a maths department to develop teaching & learning – Alexander Hartley

Session C

  1. Dice problems – Bernard Murphy
  2. Vectors, complex numbers & differential equations using the new Autograph – Douglas Butler
  3. Core Maths: Project style – Alwyn Whitaker
  4. Quadrilaterals from the inside out – Alexandra Hewitt
  5. Reformed Functional Skills Mathematics (for first teaching from Sept 2019): An intro to the new qualifications – Neil Ogden
  6. The rise of data science & what it means for schools & college – Vanessa Pittard
  7. Introduction to Integral – Catherine Berry and Richard Lissaman
  8. Using reasoning to embed & improve problem solving – Godfrey Almeida

Session D

  1. Experiences with teaching hands-on mathematical modelling – Alan Champneys
  2. Teaching topics for statistics in A level Further Mathematics – Paul Chillingworth
  3. Exploring the AMSP's support for Core Math – Terry Dawson
  4. Secondary Teaching for Mastery – Carol Knights
  5. Digital technology for GCSE re-sit – Katharine Davies and Martin Newton
  6. Raising Participation at A level: Paving the way into the unknown – Natalie Vernon and Rachel Beddoes
  7. Connections between pure & applied maths – David Bedford
  8. Binary maths Christopher Rath

Session E

  1. Using Geogebra to support problem solving in AS/A Level Mathematics – Mohammed Basharrat
  2. The best & worst of university admissions tests – Phil Chaffe
  3. What are students of A level Business, Biology, Geography & Psychology expected to do with maths – Tom Rainbow
  4. Mathedramatics the sequel: Drama in the maths classroom – Toby Rome
  5. Percentages through the key stages – Catherine van Saarloos
  6. Using graphing technology for teaching regression – Simon May
  7. A level Mathematics assessment: What we can learn from the candidate performance so far – Steven Walker
  8. Make some maths: Hands on enrichment – Avril Steele

Session F

  1. How do you solve a problem like Maryam? Proof & problem solving at A level – Jo Sibley
  2. Using graphing technology for teaching calculus – Simon May
  3. Appealing to girls – Rachel Beddoes, Catherine Van Saarloos & Natalie Vernon
  4. Using concrete manipulatives in the classroom – Gemma Brittle and Elizabeth Bridgett
  5. Using multiple choice questions to assess mathematical application & thinking – Jane Buckle
  6. Making independent mathematicians – Elliot Henchy
  7. But do they understand? – Nikki Rohlfing
  8. What's the difference between a puzzle & a maths question? – Rob Eastaway

Session G

  1. Mechanics: A Review of the Principles – Jon Burr
  2. Further Pure with Technology – Tom Button
  3. A review of student performance in the OCR Core Maths assessment – Ruth Wroe
  4. Improving Year 6 to 7 transition – Alison Hopper
  5. Using graphing technology for teaching transformations – Tim Johnson
  6. Exams: Expecting the unexpected – Tim Honeywill
  7. Cutting up squares -Bernard Murphy

Session H

  1. Bitesize GeoGebra – Tom Button, Simon Clay and Avril Steele
  2. Graph Theory: Planarity and Kuratowski's theorem – Jeff Trim
  3. Core Maths: What's Core & Where's the Maths? – David McEwan
  4. Practising when that's not the point – Heather Davis
  5. Year 5 to 8 Continuity – Alison Hopper
  6. Supporting teachers through lesson observations – Mohammed Basharat & Alistair Bissell
  7. Statistical experiments for hypothesis testing in the classroom -John Brennan-Rhodes
  8. Embedding NRICH tasks in the 11-19 maths curriculum – Alison Kiddle

Session I

  1. Using the GeoGebra graphing app for A level Mathematics – Tom Button
  2. First Order Recurrence Relations – Jeff Trim
  3. What is Core Maths? (Quiz) – Alistair Bissell
  4. A Feast of Maths – Cath Moore
  5. Visualising functions with mapping diagrams: From linear & quadratic to exponential & trigonometric – Martin Flashman
  6. The Sacred Geometry of Chance – Ben Sparks
  7. Using graphing technology in teaching mechanics– James Davis
  8. The maths of Dobble – Keith Proffitt

Session J

  1. Teaching MEI A level Mathematics – Keith Proffitt
  2. Second Order Recurrence Relations – Jeff Trim
  3. Some ideas with Excel for Core Maths – John MacInnes
  4. Visualizing calculus with mapping diagrams: Making sense of differentiation & integration – Martin Flashman
  5. We're teaching Pi wrong: here's why – Micky Bullock
  6. Let's Play with Lego – Evelyn Hardy
  7. Exploring maths resources at Key Stage 3 & 4 – Jo Morgan

Session K

  1. Six Concepts – Supporting GCSE 5/6 at A level – Jo Sibley
  2. Using graphing technology for teaching the binomial distribution – Gerard Dummett
  3. My first year teaching Core Maths: The good, the bad & the ugly – Dave Gale
  4. A Teaching for Mastery approach to quadratics – Charlie Stripp
  5. Some interesting results about polynomials – Martyn Parker
  6. GeoGebra for Beginners – Simon Clay
  7. Ideas for using the MEI data sets in the classroom – Paul Chillingworth
  8. The Remainder Theorem revisited – Jonny Griffiths

Session L

  1. Linking mechanics & pure maths – Simon Clay
  2. The Flipped Classroom Approach for A level: Theory & Practice – Dominic Oakes
  3. Introducing & Promoting Core Maths – Catherine van Saarloos
  4. Topsy-turvey maths teaching – Debbie Barker
  5. Squaring the Circle & Other Shapes – Kevin Lord
  6. Using GeoGebra in the statistics classroom – Paul Chillingworth
  7. Using graphing technology for teaching A level Further Mathematics – Tom Button
  8. Key Stage 5 coordinator development: Fun size taster – Jo Sibley

Did you take part in the Delegate Challenge? If you would like a copy of the question sheets you can find them on the link below.

  • Delegate Challenge –Cath Moore
  • There will be more Presentation uploads to come.