Transition and Mathematics Education Conference

The Cavendish Room, Chancellors Conference Centre
Friday 2 March 2012 from 12:30 to 6:30pm

In March, the TransMaths Team held a conference at Chancellors to discuss Transition and Mathematics Education. This provided the opportunity for individuals and groups from across England and Wales to share ideas following presentations by members of the Team and invited guests. The areas discussed were: transitions into higher education; transitions into and through post-16 study; and academic and professional perspectives on impact.

As a consequence of the success of the event, a forum has been set up on the National STEM Centre website so that the discussions can continue and many of the presentations are now available on the TransMaths website.

The conference was fully subscribed with delegates from: the TransMaths Team, other institutions/projects, the University of Manchester, other universities and schools.

The Agenda of the conference is shown below, with downloadable links to presentations.

12:30 - 13:30Buffet lunch in the Cavendish Room
13:30 - 14:00Welcome and introduction (Geoff Wake)
TransMaths overview: Issues in
understanding learners in transition (Di Pearson)
understanding mathematics in transition
14:00 - 15:15Transitions into Higher Education
TransMaths findings: Post-16 mathematics and transition into HE (Julian Williams)
TransMaths findings: Engineering (Diane Harris)
HE STEM "Mathematical modelling and problem solving" (Mike Savage)
HE STEM project in general and its work on transition to HE (Michael Grove)
15:15 - 16:00Transitions into and through post-16 study
Teaching, assessment and the perfomativitiy agenda (Geoff Wake)
Social patterns of participation (Andy Noyes)
'Going it alone' within further mathematics? (Cathy Smith)
16:00 - 16:30Tea/coffee and biscuits in the Conservatory
16:30 - 17:30Transitions into and through post-16 study (continued)
Building on TransMaths: Teleprism (Maria Pampaka)
Taking up the baton: TISME (Jeremy Hodgen)
Lessons from transition: Resilience? (Paul Hernandez-Martinez)
17:30 - 18:30Academic and professional perspectives on impact
Conceptualising impact. What is the problem? (Julian Williams)
Impact: A TISME perspective (Jeremy Hodgen)