Leeds for Learning Primary and Secondary Mathematics 2017 Conference and Exhibition
Event Dates and Prices
Friday 10th November 2017
8.00am – 3.30pm
The 2017 Primary and Secondary Mathematics Conference will be a day of professional learning which subject leaders, SLEs, senior leaders and head teachers cannot afford to miss. The day will be full of innovative opportunities to consider pedagogy and develop mathematical thinking and communicating for young mathematicians.
Leeds City Council are excited to welcome Ian Davies, former network lead for mathematics for Ark schools and director for Mathematics Mastery, as key note speaker. His interactive session will look at the use of language in assessments and in the mathematics classroom across all phases. The focus will be on creating opportunities for students to explain their reasoning, and how to move from oral explanation to clear written arguments. Delegates can expect to do a lot of mathematics and take away practical activities to use back in school.
As usual, there will be a comprehensive programme of workshops facilitated by local and regional school practitioners. There will be a fantastic afternoon menu of opportunities with Don Steward, creator of MEDIAN – which is an extensive collection of rich resources for teaching mathematics and Terezinha Nunes, Professor of Educational Studies, Oxford University.
All of this will take place amongst the excellent facilities of Elland Road Stadium, and will be hosted by Leeds City Council School Improvement Team, who have a proven track record of delivering high impact professional learning.
Alongside the Conference, Mondale Events are delighted to have been asked to organise an exhibition where a range of companies and organisations supplying to both Primary and Secondary Education will be displaying their products and services. This event is likely to be very popular and companies wishing to exhibit are urged to book their space as soon as possible. Please view the list of those exhibitors already participating and contact us using the form below, should you be a Company wishing to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to promote your activity in this marketplace.
Delegates are requested to register using the Delegate Registration button to the left of this page. Please note that for the first workshop session Primary head teachers are requested to select Workshop 1E facilitated by Lorraine Scudder, HT, Featherbank Primary School and Secondary senior leaders Workshop 1D facilitated by Bakr Al Bazi, Learning and Teaching Specialist. Secondary delegates selecting Workshop 2C are requested to note that this is a 2hr workshop that will continue after the mid-afternoon break and into the third workshop session of the day.
Workshops will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and, in the event of a workshop being full, delegates will be asked to choose an alternative. The full day delegate cost for this conference is £210 for SLA schools, £240 for non-SLA schools and Leeds Learning Partnership Members receive one prepaid place. All places include lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
Primary head teachers and Secondary senior leaders are invited to attend until 12.10pm at a cost of £110 for SLA schools and £125 for non-SLA schools to attend a relevant workshop and to hear the keynote speech. Schools will be invoiced directly from Leeds City Council following registration on this site.
The following workshops will be running and can be selected on the booking form.
1B: Thinking & Communicating in KS1
Ciara Munnelly, Hunslet St Joseph’s Catholic PS, Alys Blades, Cottingley Primary Academy, Maths4All Project and Sally Hall, Learning Improvement Consultant
This workshop will explore thinking and communicating in KS1 mathematics lessons. It will be run jointly by lead teachers from the Maths 4 All project and a Leeds learning improvement consultant. We will explore what ‘explain’ and ‘show your method’ look like in KS1 using practical examples from local schools. Mathematical talk and questioning to support reasoning and mathematical thinking will also be discussed and modelled.
1C: Thinking & Communicating in KS2
Suzanne Coxon, Yorkshire and Humber Maths Hub
What does mastery look like in year 6? How do we build children’s ability to explore and discover for themselves? This session will involve a Year 6 geometry lesson focusing on how we facilitate learning with less instruction and more questioning. The use of procedural variation will demonstrate how reasoning can be developed with a strong emphasis on children articulating their understanding. This workshop will explore practical strategies that will impact on the quality of discussions so that pupils are confident to explain their mathematical thinking.
1D: Thinking & Communicating : Supporting problem solving in KS3 and KS4
Liz Smith, Children & Families, Learning Improvement Consultant
A problem is something you do not immediately know how to solve. There is a gap between where you are and getting started on a path to a solution. This means that students require time to think and play with the problem. They need to test out ideas, make conjectures, adjust their thinking, discuss and communicate their ideas and be comfortable to take risks. This workshop will explore practical strategies that will impact on the quality of discussions so that pupils are confident to explain their mathematical thinking.
1E: A Head teacher's Perspective (Primary)
Lorraine Scudder – HT, Featherbank PS
As a primary head teacher do you feel confident about what mathematical thinking and communication is? How can you support your mathematics subject leader to monitor and evaluate mathematical thinking and communicating across school? This workshop, led by Lorraine Scudder, Head Teacher at Featherbank Primary School, will explore from a head teacher’s perspective the challenges faced in developing and extending mathematical communication in the classroom.
2A: Laying the Foundations for calculating with understanding in Early Years and Year 1
Kim Mitchell, Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub
As a mathematics subject leader, is your expertise in KS2? Are you familiar with how the foundations for strong mathematicians are laid? If not, this is the workshop for you! Early Mathematical Experience should focus on Language and Social Development (Yeap Ban Har, Harrogate, 2017). Number Sense involves Counting, Composition and Comparison (Sue Gifford, York, 2017). Children need to be given time to play and explore as well as being taught to ‘notice’; comparing quantities and observing what has changed. This workshop will focus on the use of small world scenarios, picture books, photographs and the classroom to tell mathematical stories in order to develop clear understanding of the part whole model. The workshop will also include examples of children’s recording of mathematical stories.
2B: Bar Modelling for Beginners (KS1 and KS2)
Beth Smith, White Rose Maths Hub
Bar Modelling gives children and young people a visual method of learning mathematics and problem solving. This session draws on research to introduce bar modelling and explores how to use it as a bridge between concrete and abstract methods. There will also be an opportunity to explore the revised White Rose schemes of work.
2C: Cultivating Curiosity (Secondary)
Don Steward, Creator of MEDIAN
The aim of this all afternoon workshop is to identify classroom tasks that seem to generate discussion, with pattern spotting and justification as a central feature. many tasks will be suggested, selected because as well as providing practice they appear to provoke enquiry having an intrinsic motivation – rich in terms of identifying relationships, exemplifying generality and helping students to increase their associations within and across topics. parts of this session will also consider how routine questions, some from GCSE papers, can be turned into more adventurous forays, probably providing students with a better clarity about the subject matter.
3A: Developing Mathematical Reasoning in Primary Schools
Terezhina Nunes, Professor of Educational Studies, Department of Educational Studies, University of Oxford
Mathematical reasoning and arithmetic are two separate skills that children develop in primary school. This session discusses the difference between these two skills and explores Reasoning First 1, a one-term whole class intervention programme designed to develop children’s mathematical reasoning in Key Stage 1 (and into Key Stage 2). The programme combines teacher-led activities with web-based games played by the children on line. The impact of the intervention when it was used by specially trained teachers was extremely positive; children’s attainment in mathematics improved by a further three months in relation to a comparison group (EEF research). The session will present the basis for the development of the programme and will illustrate it with a sample of activities and ideas that you can use in the classroom.