Conference Takeaways: MathsConf15

Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, with me Craig Barton.

This is another Conference Takeaways podcast from MathsConf15 in Manchester. I am once again joined by my co-host Jo Morgan (@mathsjem on Twitter and the creator of the online bible of maths resources, resourceaholic.com) to share our key thoughts and takeaways from the incredible selection of workshops we were lucky to see.

We discuss the following things, and much more besides:

  • AQA’s updated Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics
  • Why maths is beautiful?
  • Teaching indices in depth
  • Making the most of Desmos
  • Mathematical storytelling
  • Fermat’s Last Theorem
  • Leading a department with non-specialists
  • Making statistics (even more) beautiful
  • Intelligent variation in mathematics

I really hope you find this discussion useful, whether you attended the conference or not. Thanks so much for Jo for taking the time to talk to me, to all the amazing workshop presenters who give up their time to share their ideas, and to Mark McCourt for creating something very special with MathsConf.

The website I launched at MathsConf15 was variationtheory.com
The presentations from Tom Bennison’s session on Desmos can be found here

Thanks so much for listening, and I really hope you enjoy the show!
Craig Barton

I am a maths teacher, currently teaching at Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton, UK. Here are links to some of my work:
Mr Barton Maths Blog
Twitter: @mrbartonmaths
Diagnostic Questions
Mr Barton Maths Podcast
My book: How I wish I’d taught maths

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