Maths Conference 12th July 2019
Maths Conference at the University of Central Lancashire – Friday 12th July 2019 University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are hosting a Maths Conference on Friday 12th July at UCLan (Preston Campus) from 10am-5pm. Both our UCLan Maths Academics and Edexcel/Pearson have paired up to deliver a conference which will cover a range of topics, such as:- Calculus - Sylvy Anscombe (UCLan Maths lecturer) will be looking at A-level Mathematics, though its rigorous underpinnings (i.e. Real Analysis) seemed rather mysterious. In this session, I will present an alternative---but rigorous---approach to calculus, which is guided by intuition, avoids technicalities, and quickly gets to the key results. My motivation is to provide a framework in which students and teachers can explore infinitesimal numbers with rigour. Maths and Research – Davide Penazzi (UCLan Maths lecturer) has a background of many years studying, researching and teaching Mathematics, having completed my BSc Mathematics at the University of Turin, Italy, my PhD in Mathematical Logic in Leeds and having pursued a career as a lecturer at UCLan. I have an interest in mathematics education, and in particular in supporting students to positively engage with mathematics at all years, from primary to HE. Working with the Outdoor Education department, my research focusses on using coaching, facilitation and outdoor learning techniques to develop mathematical resilience in students and avoid the onset of mathematical anxiety. Davide will be focusing on the following topics:- Introduction to disengagement with mathematics and causes. Possible solutions: TIRED and ALIVE models in a spectrum of students. Development of mathematical resilience. Communication and understanding: mentoring, coaching and facilitation. Experiential game example. Example of facilitation model: Greenaway’s 4 suits. My experience with games in schools and preliminary findings. Pietro Tozzi from Edexcel/Pearson Programme will also be delivering a range of topics at this conference. Pietro Tozzi has 34 years of experience in teaching maths. Pietro has also assisted in the writing of GCSE Schemes of work for the 2010 specifications. Pietro will be focusing on the following topics:- Looking at the sharing of a link to a comprehensive set of resources for the reformed A-level and some further Mathematics options, as well as useful items, which can be adapted from the legacy specifications. Looking at the teaching and learning methodology for a selection of Pure and for the Mechanics topics as well as Mechanics 2 module, which are now taught in AS/AL mathematics. Other topics, which will be covered – will include Kinematics using Calculus, Projectiles and Ladder Problems, Modelling with Logarithms and Proof. To book a place please complete the registartion form.