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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.

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