Primary Maths News

South Tyneside Primary Maths Update May 2015


Welcome to the new South Tyneside Primary Maths News Letter.

Every month there will be an update with any useful information, events and websites that you may find useful.

Just to remind you the next Subject Leader's network meeting for South Tyneside schools is on Thursday 18th June at OpenZone CLC starting at 4.00

Please contact Steve Robert for more information:

Celebrating Numbers Teacher Conference,

Teacher Conference, 29th June 2015, St James Park, Newcastle

This event is a maths oriented programme providing valuable learning opportunities designed to enrich teaching practice by combining inspirational and motivational speakers with professional development opportunities and interactive workshops. The Teacher Conference is a free event for all school teachers within the Tyne, Wear, Northumberland and County Durham areas.

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Numbers Festival 27th June - 5th July

The aim of the Numbers Festival is to promote a greater understanding of mathematics in the North East and the role of Newcastle University in encouraging and facilitating engagement and interaction with mathematics in its broadest sense.

A theme running throughout the festival will be the question "What is your favourite number and why?" This theme is designed to be engaging, accessible to a wide range of people, and it is hoped that it will capture people's imagination in the North East to think a little more about numbers and how these influence their lives.

Mathematical skills and an awareness of 'number' is a skill that can be taken for granted or even a skill that maybe people don't think they have. The festival question "what is your favourite number and why?" serves to remind us of the important role of 'number' in all our lives.

NCETM - New programme to develop 140 primary mathematics specialist teachers to drive forward teaching for mastery

The application window is now open for a new programme, run by the NCETM in conjunction with Maths Hubs, to train 140 primary teachers to become experts in teaching for mastery in mathematics. Participation in this high profile programme will require significant time input: twelve days’ release from class duties in the first year, and around 30 days out of school in the second year. Applications close on 4 June.

London Mathematical Society - Teacher CPD Grants

Objectives: The scheme is to provide opportunities for mathematics teachers to attend training which is specifically mathematical. It is intended to facilitate mathematical professional development to allow teachers in UK schools/educational institutions to:

a) Develop their subject knowledge.

b) Engage in a deeper understanding of how to develop mathematical thinking

c) Appreciate the interconnectivity of mathematical topics

d) Update themselves on mathematics curriculum reform

e) Use technology when and where appropriate

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