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## Who’s Speaking

Nira ChamberlainKeynote Speaker
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John MasonKeynote Speaker
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Katie StecklesKeynote Speaker
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Anne WatsonKeynote Speaker
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## Testimonials from Last Year’s Conference

Really enjoyed it. Has given me lots to think about. Will be recommending this to colleagues and discussing what I've learnt

Some very good sessions that were prepared for a mixed audience enabling everyone to take away something to try, to be challenged by or to explore for themselves.

I really enjoy the joint conference - more people, a greater diversity of thought and a bigger range of sessions

## Where is the Conference?

On behalf of AMET, ATM, MA, NAMA, and NANAMIC, we are delighted to announce that there will be a joint Conference of Mathematics Subject Associations in 2024 at Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon from 3 – 5 April 2024, with the theme of the conference being ‘Shape Up’.

The conference offers members of all five associations, as well as non-members, an invaluable opportunity to explore new ideas and make social and professional connections in a stimulating and challenging environment that encourages face-to-face sharing and learning.

Learn first-hand about the latest developments in mathematics education and be inspired by the wide range of sessions available, brought together in this joint endeavour.

Delegates can select from a fantastic selection of workshops and talks to devise a highly personalised professional development and enrichment experience of exceptional quality.

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Nira ChamberlainKeynote Speaker

**Mathematics is indisputably the greatest subject in the world.**

It is time for us to stop apologising for our subject. It is time for our subject to be seen as irrelevant, boring, and a joke to come to an end.

In this increasing digital data driven world, it is time we say that - Mathematics is indisputably the greatest subject in the world!

And it starts in our schools – full stop.

**Mathematics is indisputably the greatest subject in the world.**

It is time for us to stop apologising for our subject. It is time for our subject to be seen as irrelevant, boring, and a joke to come to an end.

In this increasing digital data driven world, it is time we say that - Mathematics is indisputably the greatest subject in the world!

And it starts in our schools – full stop.

John MasonKeynote Speaker

**Shaping thinkers' thinking**

Everyone's a thinker; how can thinking be shaped mathematically in every lesson?

John Mason’s first (and last – now retired) academic appointment was at the Open University, which involved among other things the design and implementation of the first mathematics summer school. In 1982 he wrote Thinking Mathematically with Leone Burton and Kaye Stacey, which is still in use in many countries around the world. At the Open University he led the Centre for Mathematics Education producing many well-known books and articles about teaching and learning mathematics at school and beyond. His influences include George Polya and some founders of ATM: Caleb Gattegno, Dick Tahta and David Wheeler. With his wife Anne Watson he supports the development of mathematical thinking through publications such as Questions and Prompts for Mathematical Thinking (ATM); Thinkers (ATM) (with Chris and Liz Bills); and Mathematics as a Constructive Activity: learners generating examples.

**Shaping thinkers' thinking**

Everyone's a thinker; how can thinking be shaped mathematically in every lesson?

John Mason’s first (and last – now retired) academic appointment was at the Open University, which involved among other things the design and implementation of the first mathematics summer school. In 1982 he wrote Thinking Mathematically with Leone Burton and Kaye Stacey, which is still in use in many countries around the world. At the Open University he led the Centre for Mathematics Education producing many well-known books and articles about teaching and learning mathematics at school and beyond. His influences include George Polya and some founders of ATM: Caleb Gattegno, Dick Tahta and David Wheeler. With his wife Anne Watson he supports the development of mathematical thinking through publications such as Questions and Prompts for Mathematical Thinking (ATM); Thinkers (ATM) (with Chris and Liz Bills); and Mathematics as a Constructive Activity: learners generating examples.

Katie StecklesKeynote Speaker

**The Mathematics of Paper**

The humble sheet of paper has almost infinite mathematical potential. Join mathematician Dr Katie Steckles as she demonstrates some of her favourite mathematical concepts and shares some puzzles using both real and imaginary pieces of paper. Materials will be provided to join in from your seat, as Katie reveals the mathematical secrets hiding in household stationery.

Katie Steckles is a mathematician based in Manchester, who gives talks and workshops and writes about mathematics. She finished her PhD in 2011, and since then has talked about maths at universities, schools events, festivals, on BBC radio and TV, in books and on the internet. She is currently Mathematician in Residence at the National Mathematics and Science College in Coventry.

**The Mathematics of Paper**

The humble sheet of paper has almost infinite mathematical potential. Join mathematician Dr Katie Steckles as she demonstrates some of her favourite mathematical concepts and shares some puzzles using both real and imaginary pieces of paper. Materials will be provided to join in from your seat, as Katie reveals the mathematical secrets hiding in household stationery.

Katie Steckles is a mathematician based in Manchester, who gives talks and workshops and writes about mathematics. She finished her PhD in 2011, and since then has talked about maths at universities, schools events, festivals, on BBC radio and TV, in books and on the internet. She is currently Mathematician in Residence at the National Mathematics and Science College in Coventry.

Anne WatsonKeynote Speaker

**Shaping thinkers' thinking**

Everyone's a thinker; how can thinking be shaped mathematically in every lesson?

Anne Watson has two mathematics degrees and taught in challenging secondary schools, including a pioneer school for the ATM 100% coursework GCSE, before becoming a teacher educator and researcher at the University of Oxford, where she taught over twenty cohorts of secondary mathematics PGCE students. She has published numerous books and articles for teachers as well as researching mathematics teaching and learning from primary to tertiary level. She has led seminars and run workshops for teachers, teacher educators and researchers in every continent. She advised on the national curricula for mathematics for England and for Wales. Both she and John have been members of ATM for many decades and in retirement continue to try and serve the profession in multiple ways. Together they led an annual residential Institute for Mathematics Pedagogy for 20 years and they continue to work with people who want to foster and sustain mathematical thinking in themselves and in others.

**Shaping thinkers' thinking**

Everyone's a thinker; how can thinking be shaped mathematically in every lesson?

Anne Watson has two mathematics degrees and taught in challenging secondary schools, including a pioneer school for the ATM 100% coursework GCSE, before becoming a teacher educator and researcher at the University of Oxford, where she taught over twenty cohorts of secondary mathematics PGCE students. She has published numerous books and articles for teachers as well as researching mathematics teaching and learning from primary to tertiary level. She has led seminars and run workshops for teachers, teacher educators and researchers in every continent. She advised on the national curricula for mathematics for England and for Wales. Both she and John have been members of ATM for many decades and in retirement continue to try and serve the profession in multiple ways. Together they led an annual residential Institute for Mathematics Pedagogy for 20 years and they continue to work with people who want to foster and sustain mathematical thinking in themselves and in others.

Upbeat, relevant and thought-provoking sessions with useful ideas for classroom use.

**Address**Crowne Plaza, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR