#065 Conference Takeaways: MathsConf16 – Glasgow

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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 from MathsConf16 in Glasgow. I was delighted that my co-host on this occasion was Stuart Welsh (@maths180 on Twitter), and in this episode we 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:

  • Reflect, Expect, Check, and my take on intelligent variation in mathematics, including a new activity for practising algebraic proof – me
  • Proactive statements in mathematics, featuring the views of Jo Boaler – Tom Carson
  • The Pareto Principle, and atomising the teaching of perimeter – Naveen Rizvi
  • Paper folding – Mark McCourt
  • Solving equations with 100% success guaranteed – Kris Boulton
  • Evidence into Practice – Stuart Welsh

I really hope you find this discussion useful, whether you attended the conference or not. Thanks so much to Stuart 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.

My usual plugs:

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

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