The Mathematics Conference aims to develop the following understandings
• As teachers we have powerful influence not only over the way our students learn Mathematics but also how they see Mathematics as a discipline.
• Students can learn behaviours and processes which reflect what Mathematicians do, thereby strengthening the ways they interact with the discipline.
• A concept based approach to learning Mathematics supports deeper understanding and transferability of learning.
• An understanding of planning concept based units of work from the early primary to secondary.
• Technology can be used in meaningful ways to develop deep understanding in Mathematics.
• A comprehensive mathematics programme develops mental calculation (as well as written calculation skills)
• Promote and practice problem solving strategies giving a meaning to the Mathematics taught in class.
• Parental support and engagement is key to student success. Building constructive relationships with parents is key to a successful Mathematics programme.