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Maths Counts 2015 – conference for all post-primary teachers of  mathematics


‘The conference was not what I had expected but it surpassed what I thought it was going to be like. I learnt a lot thank you’ –Teacher feedback on Maths Counts 2013


Register for Maths Counts 2015

Registration for Maths Counts 2015 is now open. Registration is simple. Simply download and complete the registration form and return it to us by post, fax or email.

Conference programme now available

Maths Counts 2015 will host a number of guest speakers as well as presentations by teachers involved in the reflections on practice initiative. Want to find out more about the variety of talks and workshops which will take place over the two days? Have a read of the official conference programme here.

Why should I attend Maths Counts 2015?

Maths Counts 2015 is unique in its focus on teaching and learning in the classroom. Teachers get the opportunity to listen to other teachers describe their experience of planning, teaching and reflecting on a wide variety of maths lessons. If you’re looking for ideas for teaching maths, you’ll get lots from the teacher presenters and fellow attendees. In addition you’ll receive a copy of every lesson showcased at the conference, to take home with you.

On top of this you’ll hear a keynote address on teaching problem solving from Prof. Geoffrey Wake as well as presentations from representatives from the State Exams Commission, the NCCA and the Inspectorate.

Here’s some of the teacher feedback from the first Maths Counts conference:

“Great works by all teachers and fab ideas for classroom practice”

“Very well prepared. Informative. Honest. Encouraging”

“The teachers were very confident and very professional. I really enjoyed and learned a lot from the presentations I attended”

“Excellent presentations from inspiring teachers”

“The enthusiasm and energy was infectious”

“All made a great effort. Got some fabulous ideas”

“It was great to hear new and exciting ideas. The presenters were also very honest in that they talked about the time necessary to prepare classes for lesson study”

“Each speaker was very informative and gave great insight into what is expected”

“Very interesting and professional approach to teaching”

“It was just perfect , the best inservice experience ever, in 30 years of active involvement in CPD! What I always wanted inservice to be …real teachers relating their own expereinces warts and all! Supported by a very supportive, very grounded, reflective and honest Project Maths team”

“already looking forward to next year!”

Overview

The Maths Counts conference will take place on Friday 17th of April and Saturday 18th of April at University College Dublin, Belfield,

Friday 17th April: 18.00 – 22.00

Registration and Keynote address by Geoffrey Wake, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham – School of Education
Followed by Reception and Official Opening by Damien English T.D., Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation.

Saturday 18th April: 09.00 – 16.30

Registration followed by workshops & presentations by teachers and guest speakers.

What is the conference about?

The conference is the result of both individual teachers’ and schools’ participation in a professional development initiative based on Reflections on Practice which captures and promotes individual teacher and school group collaborative planning, observation and analytic reflection on classroom practices and active student engagement in learning mathematics.

The conference aims to disseminate teachers’ strategies and real classroom experiences focused on students’ learning for post-primary mathematics teachers and third level personnel involved in initial teacher education.

A brochure containing further information (including details of the registration process) will be issued to all Post Primary Schools shortly.

For further information, please contact:

Project Maths Development Team

Drumcondra Education Centre

Phone: 01-8576422/8576428

Email: grainneh@ecdrumcondra.ie; racheld@ecdrumcondra.ie

Download the conference flyer here.

Frequently asked questions

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