#142 Conference Takeaways: Mathematical Association Conference 2021 – Day 3

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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:

  • Colin Foster’s brilliant opening keynote about what it means to “understand” something
  • Angles as a measure of turn
  • TIMMS data
  • Good tasks and how to adapt them
  • 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)

Some slides from Colin Foster’s keynote:

Some slides from the TIMMs session by Jennie Golding:


My usual plugs:


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