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Royal Society ACME Mathematics Education Policy Conference 2018



The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


The Royal Society Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education invites you to attend its 2018 conference on Tuesday 17 July.

The conference, Working together: Mathematics education in a changing landscape, will provide an opportunity to discuss current and emerging areas of mathematics education policy. Please see the conference programme (pdf) for further information about the day. 

Conference delegates will discuss how different communities can work together to:

  • facilitate progression in mathematics from early years to primary;
  • enhance professional learner journeys for teachers of mathematics;
  • strengthen post-16 mathematics pathways; 
  • develop data science within mathematics; and 
  • signal the value of mathematics across all phases of education.

This conference will appeal to policy makers, researchers, teachers, employers, funders, professional associations and others.

Keynote Address

  • The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury
  • Paul Kett, Director General for Education Standards, DfE

Panel Discussion: Signalling the value of mathematics: Making informed choices at all stages

  • Dame Jil Matheson DCB (Chair)
  • Professor Louise Archer, Professor of Sociology of Education, University College London
  • Mr Josh Hillman, Director of Education, Nuffield Foundation
  • Professor Mark Smith, Vice-Chancellor, Lancaster University
  • Ms Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector, Ofsted

Workshop sessions

There will be workshop sessions on the following topics:

  • Progression in mathematics from early years to primary
  • Professional learner journeys for secondary teachers of mathematics
  • Post-16 mathematics pathways for all: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Rising to the data science challenges within new A-level Mathematics
Royal Society ACME Mathematics Education Policy Conference 2018

The Royal Society ACME Conference is being held on 17 July 2018 with the theme of "Working together: Mathematics education in a changing landscape."

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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