#141 Conference Takeaways: Mathematical Association Conference 2021 – Day 2

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

This is another Conference Takeaways podcast, this time from the online Mathematical Association Conference that took place in April 2021. I am reunited my regular Conference Takeaways 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 selection of workshops we were lucky to see.

We discuss the following things, and much more besides:

  • Hannah Fry’s keynote on communication
  • Transition from GCSE to A Level this summer
  • Talking maths with your children
  • Parental support for learning in general
  • My session on misconceptions with area and perimeter
  • And more!

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.

If you need to, you can download an mp3 version of the podcast here (but most podcast providers give you the option to download for offline listening)

Links to the resources I mentioned in my session: Maths’ Many Misconceptions: Perimeter and area

My other misconceptions CPD sessions
Factors and multiples
Marvellous Maths 2

Section 1: Area from counting squares

Miss Konstantine – shape
SMILE Resource – Polygon areas
SMILE Resource – Area of polygons

Section 2: Area of a quadrilateral
My Demonstration
Paul Rowlandson blog
Equable parallelograms


My usual plugs:


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