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January 28th

Making mathematics engaging for all

Over I00 teachers and advisers met at Clothworkers’ Hall on 27 January 2011. Here is some of what they saw and heard.

FREE curriculum and CPD resources from  Nuffield Applying Mathematical Processes (AMP), Bowland Maths, and others

January 27th

Prime Minister says maths report 'extremely worthwhile'

Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions yesterday, David Cameron described the Nuffield Foundation's comparative study of maths education in 24 different countries as 'extremely worthwhile'. 

His endorsement came in response to a question from Elizabeth Truss MP, who asked what the government is going to do to address the low levels of post-16 participation in mathematics education.  

January 20th

Action needed to protect outdoor science

A Government co-ordinated programme of teacher training in fieldwork is needed to promote a more effective and inspirational approach to outdoor science, according to a report published by the Association for Science Education (ASE)

January 19th

Teaching mathematical processes - free resources

FREE resources to support the teaching and assessment of key processes in mathematics in secondary schools.

20 Applying Mathematical Processes (AMP) activities require pupils to:
Represent a situation mathematically
Analyse data
Interpret and evaluate data
Communicate a chosen solution and reflect on its merits.

January 13th

Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme Coordinator wins prestigious award

Professor David IsenbergProfessor David Isenberg, Arthritis Research UK’s Diamond Jubilee Professor of Rheumatology at University College London and Coordinator for the Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme Collaborative Centre at UCL, has been<

January 6th

Report calls for major change to youth justice system

Young offenders facing prosecution should be dealt with by restorative community conferences – where victims are actively involved in agreeing what consequences they face for their crimes – instead of traditional youth courts, according to a report published today by the Independent Commission on Youth Crime.

Dame Ellen MacArthur joins with Nuffield to launch STEM Futures at the ASE

Dame Ellen MacArthur and Cris Edgell launch the new cross-curricular Nuffield STEM Futures resources pack for 11-13-year-olds at the Association for Science Education Annual Conference 6 January 2011

Nuffield 11-13 STEM Futures

A set of skills-based resources in which pupils learn how to use closed-loop systems thinking to explore key issues relating to waste, transport, and climate change. Having acquired the necessary knowledge and skills, pupils then embark on an extended project of their choice.