On 23rd March 2019 over 100 practitioners, from Tayside and beyond, sacrificed their precious Saturday off to attend our first ever TRIC Maths Conference. Theme for the day was ‘Maths Pedagogy and Practice; what’s new?’ Sector barriers were broken by Professor Ruth Merttens (Primary Specialist, Hamilton Trust) and Stuart Welsh (Head of Maths and Research Lead, High School of Glasgow) who inspired and enlightened delegates with keynote presentations on ‘a common sense approach to mastery’ and ‘why kids find maths hard and how we can help’. There were workshops from practising Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross teachers on a range of themes, including the use of manipulatives, outdoor maths and Number Talks, and schools from across the region shared their tests of change, aimed at addressing the attainment dip at P4, at our Market Place.
Presentations and resources from the day will be shared in due course. Meanwhile, here is a small sample of delegates’ views from #TayMaths2019What a super day yesterday at the @TayCollab Maths Conference! Lots of learning-could have listened to Prof. Ruth Merttens talk all day. Great sessions today at the #TayMaths2019 event at Dundee University. Big thanks to @maths180 for an excellent workshop on what’s new in pedagogy and practice.Attended #TayMaths2019 today and got a real insight into creative ways to engage students in mathematics and numeracy The quality of the speakers and the workshops was a real highlight. Mind blown at #taymaths2019
Numeracy Lead, Teaching Learning and Attainment Group