The Great Maths Con!(15CON/003P)

Provider: Herts for Learning
£195.00 + VAT

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Description This inspiring conference aims to help you challenge damaging stereotypes and to re-energise and revolutionise the way you teach and pupils learn mathematics. How many times have you heard someone say ‘I can’t do maths’? According to the National Numeracy charity, around 17 million adults in England are at roughly the same level as that expected of children in primary school. So what do we need to do to help our children be successful in maths? Many pupils believe that maths is a long list of rules and procedures to be learned off by heart. Too much focus upon memorisation by rote and speed can be the cause of maths anxiety. But it can be a subject with real relevance in which pupils can be curious, inventive and empowered. We are delighted that Professor Jo Boaler, author of the ‘Elephant in the Classroom’ and founder of Youcubed, will deliver the keynote speech. Jo will explore ways to bust the myth about the existence of a ‘maths brain’. Everybody can be good at maths if they experience the right teaching and develop the right mindset. Effort is more important than talent! Join us for what will be a very thought-provoking day. Hear from other speakers and explore the ways we can make this a reality in our classrooms.
Duration One day national conference

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Categories Primary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Mathematics / Numeracy, KS1, KS2, Management, Teaching staff, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

At the end of the day, you will have the opportunity to ask our ‘panel’ of experts your own burning questions.

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Online followup evaluation process.

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Keynote speakers

Professor Jo Boaler

Jo Boaler is a British education author, and is Professor of Mathematics Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. She is involved in promoting mathematics education reform and equitable mathematics classrooms. She is the CEO and co-founder of Youcubed, a non-profit
organization that provides mathematics education resources to parent and educators of K–12 students. She is also the author of seven books including, “What’s Math Got To Do With It?” and “The Elephant in the Classroom”, both written for teachers and parents with the goal of improving mathematics education in both the US and UK. Her book, “Experiencing School Mathematics” won the ‘Outstanding Book of the Year’ award for education in Britain. Currently she is the Research Commentary Editor for the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.

Matthew Syed

British journalist, broadcaster and author of Bounce, a book described as “a must-read for anyone interested in the science of success, and the mindset and culture that support it.”

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