Mathematics Education Beyond 16: Pathways and Transition

Mathematics Education Beyond 16: Pathways and Transition

Speakers: Ellie Darlington, Research Officer, Cambridge Assessment
Date: 10 - 12 Jul 2017 Venue: University of Birmingham Birmingham B15 2TT
Time: 09:30 - 17:00
Type: Conference Fee: from £250 + VAT

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is hosting a conference on Mathematics Education Beyond 16: Pathways and Transitions at the University of Birmingham. The two-day conference will have five themed working groups which are:

• mathematical knowledge in teaching
• encouraging development of mathematical thinking and problem solving
• new curriculum and assessment
• higher education practice
• mathematics support within higher education.

One of our Research Officers, Ellie Darlington, will be speaking at the conference. She will deliver a presentation on What impact could A Level reform have on new Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) and Social Science undergraduates and university departments? She will talk about how reforms to A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics in England and Wales will bring changes to both their structure and content. She will explore potential opportunities for such tests and papers to be used on a wider scale to help more universities select the best candidates, as they will likely have less information available to them to make selection decisions.

More information about the conference and how to register can be found on the IMA’s website.

Ellie, with a former colleague Jessica Bowyer recently published The Mathematics Needs for Higher Education which was featured in Mathematics Today Vol. 52. Visit the Insights section of our website to read more.

To learn more about the new A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics specification from OCR our UK exam board, visit their website.

Birmingham B15 2TT