Teaching More by Teaching Less – John Mason – 14th November

So on Saturday 14th November, John Mason is delivering his session “Teaching More by Teaching Less” to the East Midlands Joint MA/ATM Branch held at Leicester University.

What:              East Midlands MA/ATM Branch Session

When:             Saturday 14th November – 9:30am – 12:15pm (Arrive from 9am)

Where:            Fraser Nobel Hall, Leicester University, 2 University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RF

Teaching More by Teaching Less is about getting Learners to make use of their natural powers.

‘Problem Solving’ is back on the agenda; training learners to carry out procedures is the focus of education managers. How then do we teach in a manner consistent with our own ideals, namely that learners become independent learners, taking mathematical initiative and developing both their disposition to think mathematically and the use of their mathematical powers?

Participants will be invited to engage in some mathematical tasks by means of and through which we can discuss these and similar topics. Tasks will range from years 1 through 10 and will be approachable by teachers of any ages.

I am looking forward to seeing what publications the MA and ATM will have available via bookstalls at break time. There is always a good selection. You can visit the two website shops online (links below).

Bookings are now being taken for a WAIT LIST as so many have been signed up. As a branch I am pleased to say that I think this will be a great way to start the 2015/2016 year.

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