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"Sailing through mathematics" is the theme of the Mathematical Association's annual conference at Loughborough University, April 10-13, 2006.

Tel: 0116 221 0013

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics is holding its annual conference at Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Ormskirk, Lancashire, April 10-13, 2006. The theme is "Maths without ..." The list includes: Maths without I Bureaucracy; Committees; Classrooms; Inset; Ofsted; Teachers.

Other ideas for sessions might include measuring without rulers; calculating without calculators; and maths without maths (but with English, art, geography, history I).

Fee: pound;300 for early bookers.

Tel: 01332 346599 Email:

The National Association of Mathematics Advisers is holding its annual conference in the West Midlands, March 23-25. Speakers include: Professor Mike Askew, Kings College London, and Diana Coben, National Research and Development Centre and KCL. There will be sessions on the QCA, strategies and HMI Briefings.

Telfax: 01453 845517 (evenings) Email:

Primary courses offered by BEAM Education in Leeds and London include: Assessment for learning; Creative maths across the curriculum; Exploring mathematical thinking skills; Teaching investigative maths. Fee: pound;135 plus VAT; computer courses pound;155 plus VAT. BEAM also offers free downloadable Maths of the Months activities on its website.

Tel: 0207 684 3324

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