#101 Conference Takeaways: MathsConf22 – Manchester – March 2020

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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 MathsConf22 in Manchester on 14th March 2020. With my usual co-host Jo Morgan on a train back to London, I instead teamed up with podcast favourite Dani Quinn (@danicquinn), the head of maths at Michaela School.

We discuss the following things, and much more besides:

  • Just how did Dani and her team managed to achieve the best maths GCSE results in the country in terms of Progress 8?
  • What is new in Autograph?
  • We check out some percentages questions from SATs right up to AS level
  • We explore algebraic thinking
  • Discuss teaching surds in depth
  • What is the most effective way to present worked examples?
  • How does Dani teach circle theorems
  • And what does it mean to “behave mathematically”?

I really hope you find this discussion useful, whether you attended the conference or not. Thanks so much for Dani for taking the time to talk to me.

Some photos from the things we discuss:

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My usual plugs:

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

Twitter: @mrbartonmaths

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