Conferences and courses

13th May 2005 at 01:00
"Promoting creativity in mathematics" is the theme of BEAM Education's annual conference at Westminster University, London, June 17.

Speakers include: Lynn Churchman, HMI, and Dr Mike Askew of King's College London. Workshops include: creativity and formative assessment, and innovative tessellation, tiling and patchwork. Fee: pound;175 plus VAT.

Tel: 020 7684 3324 Email: (also contains free downloadable classroom activities)

The Mathematical Association is holding a series of conferences on July 23 and October 4, aiming to give schools the confidence and competence to introduce ASfurther maths. Venues: London Mathematical Society and Royal Statistical Society, London. Course leader Charlie Tripp is responsible for the Access to Further Mathematics project, a Mathematics in Education and Industry initiative now being expanded nationally. Fee (includes resource pack): pound;150; Pounds 120 members (one day).

Tel: 0116 221 0013

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

Tel: 0116 221 0013

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics is holding a series of conferences on "Making mathematics" in Derby, June 2122 and Leicester, June 25, offering practical ideas to motivate and challenge primary and secondary learners and seminars about developing classroom-based research.

Fee: pound;80; pound;55 members. ATM, 7 Prime Industrial Park, Shaftesbury Street, Derby DE23 8YB Tel: 01332 346599

The Mathematical Association and University College Chichester are offering a new three-module, one-year diploma in mathematics education for teachers.

It carries 60 credits, which can be used towards a master's degree. Fee: Pounds 150 (supported by Teacher Training Agency funding).

Tel: 01604 696389 Email:

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