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The Mathematical Association is running a series of conferences on teaching maths to gifted and talented pupils. Years 4-8: Cambridge January 26; Years 6-10: Reading May 26, Leeds June 10. Fee: pound;170 (pound;150 members).

Details from: MA, 259 London Road, Leicester LE2 3BETel: 0116 221 "Maths takes shape" is the theme of the Mathematical Association annual conference, to be held at York University, April 13 to 16. Fees from pound;45 to pound;260. Email:

The National Association of Mathematics Advisers is holding its annual conference on the theme "Interactive Learning" at Sandbanks Hotel in Poole, March 23 to 26.

Tel: 01454 294761Email:

"Mathematics is not a spectator sport" is the theme of the next Association of Teachers of Mathematics conference being held at Loughborough University, April 5 to 8. ATM, 7 Shaftesbury Street, Derby DE23 8YB. Tel: 01332 346599 Email: BEAM Education is running an introductory course on developing mathematical skills in Year 5, in London on January 15, February 11 and March 18. It is based on Primary Cognitive Acceleration in Mathematics Education (Primary CAME) lessons designed specifically to help Year 5 children. Fee: pound;390 plus VAT.

Tel: 020 7684 3323Email: Smile Mathematics is running a course for newly qualified teachers of maths at the Institute of Education in London January 12, January 27, March 9 and April 27. Fee: pound;395. It is also holding a forum on maths in special education on February 6. Fee: pound;30 for one day; pound;50 for three.

NQT course bookings, tel: 020 7612 658991.

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