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BEAM Education runs courses covering foundation to key stage 2. Most are in London but some are in Leeds. The autumn programme includes raising achievement in KS1 maths, an introduction to the management of maths in your school, an introduction to using computers in KS2 maths, making inclusion work in maths in the primary school, and supporting your low-attaining children in KS2 maths . Fee per course: pound;120 plus VAT.

Computer courses are pound;140 plus VAT. Schools booking two or more courses at the same time receive a pound;20 BEAM resources voucher per person. Tel: 020 7684 3324 Email:

"Maths takes shape" is the theme of the next Mathematical Association annual conference at York University, from April 13 to 16. Speakers will include Professor Ian Stewart FRS, Warwick University, Dr David Acheson, fellow in maths at Jesus College, Oxford, and Rob Eastaway, a mathematical writer and performer. Fees range from pound;45 to pound;260. The Mathematical Association, 259 London Road, Leicester LE2 3BE


"Mathematics is not a spectator sport" is the theme of the next Association of Teachers of Mathematics conference at Loughborough University, from April 5 to 8. Speakers will include Peter Lacey, ATM representative on the Joint Mathematics Council, and Liz Meenan of Channel 4. ATM, 7 Shaftesbury Street, Derby DE23 8YB

Tel: 01332 346599 Email:

The National Association of Mathematics Advisers will hold its annual conference on the theme "Interactive Learning" at the Sandbanks Hotel, Poole, from March 23 to 26. NAMA, PO Box 23, Badminton, South Gloucestershire GL9 12R? Tel: 01454 294761 Email:


Mike Askew of King's College London will present the findings of a five-year Leverhulme research project on numeracy at key stage 2 and 3 at a SMILE Mathematics event at the Isaac Newton Centre, London W11, on October 2, 2.30-5pm. Fee: pound;25 plus VAT

Tel: 020 7598 4841 Email:

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