Touch of showbiz for maths conference

February 01 2018

TV personalities Johnny Ball and Dr Emily Grossman added a touch of showbiz to a special maths conference at Bristol Metropolitan Academy.

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TV personalities Johnny Ball and Dr Emily Grossman added a touch of showbiz to a special maths conference at Bristol Metropolitan Academy.

The masterminds were special guests at the Boolean Maths Conference which welcomed nearly 300 teachers from schools across the South West.

During the day, delegates heard from leading mathematicians and educationalists and attended a range of workshops covering a variety of mathematical education topics. Lunch time gave visitors the chance to peruse an exhibition and network with other practitioners.

The Maths Hubs programme, funded by the DfE and supported by the NCETM, brings together mathematics education professionals in a national network of 35 hubs, each locally led by an outstanding school or college. 

The aim is to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils and students.

Lisa Pollard, Boolean Maths Hub lead. said "This conference, marking our fourth year as a Maths Hub, provided a fantastic professional development and networking opportunity for all phases of maths education professionals. Engaging with the Boolean Maths Hub, and the national Maths Hubs Programme, can only improve maths education and raise both attainment and the love of the subject across the South West."

For more information or to get involved with the Boolean Maths Hub, please email BooleanMathsHub@clf.cabot.ac.uk