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The Project Maths Development Team held a Maths Conference on the 15th and 16th of November 2013 in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. A wide range of practical presentations were offered by teachers. The teachers’ presentations below arose from schools’ participation in a professional development initiative based on Lesson Study 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 disseminated teachers’ strategies and real classroom experiences focusing on students’ learning.

In addition the keynote address: Hand in Hand: Problem Solving and Lesson Study, was delivered by Professor Tad Watanabe. Other speakers included: Dr. Anne Brosnan, National Coordinator (PMDT) who spoke about “Introducing Lesson Study to Post-Primary Schools in Ireland, Ms. Rachel Linney, Education Officer (NCCA) launched the NFER Final Report: Research into the Impact of Project Maths on student achievement, learning and motivation. Other guest speakers included the State Examinations Commission and the Department of Education & Skills. The Conference was officially opened by The Minister of State for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock T.D.

Presentations by speakers

Introduction to lesson study

Dr, Anne Brosnan speaks about introducing lesson study to Irish post-primary schools

Rhythm and algorithm musical composition

Music Generation Wicklow and Scoil Chonglais perform a maths-inspired piece of music...

Overview of the NFER report

Rachel Linney from the NCCA gives an overview of the main findings of the NFER repor...

Teaching through problem solving

Keynote speaker, Professor Tad Watanabe, discusses teaching through problem solving.

Why teachers should engage with lesson s...

Keynote speaker, Professor Tad Watanabe, discusses lesson study and why teachers sho...

Presentations by teachers engaged in lesson study