MATHS RECOVERY CONFERENCE 2015
The 2015 Maths Recovery Conference held on Saturday 9th May 2015 in Glasgow city centre was a great success. It was a stimulating opportunity to join with mathematics educators to network, share ideas and be informed. The international Maths Recovery family extended a warm welcome to new members and renewed old friendships in the glamorous surroundings of the Grand Central Hotel.
We enjoyed a full programme of presentations and workshops and the ninety plus delegates were treated to a super free resource pack from our generous sponsors Autopress Ltd. One lucky delegate took home the raffle prize of a group teaching kit worth £192!
In his keynote address on Structuring Numbers 1 to 20 Dr. Bob Wright drew from his recent research project funded by the Australian Research Council focusing on assessment and intervention in the number learning of low-attaining 8—10-year-olds. He described the need for structuring the additive relations between the numbers 1 to 20 and "grounded habituation" as a means of reducing errors, reducing cognitive demand, developing part-whole concepts and providing a basis for later arithmetic.
Here are some of the delegates comments:
- “Theories and MR approach clearly explained and good use of examples and video clips to help explain and demonstrate.”
- “Stimulating, engaging and I feel re-invigorated”
- “Overall a really worthwhile and informative conference, really inspiring and enjoyable”
To read a full review of the conference please follow the link Conference Review.
Dr. Bob Wright pictured with Carolyn Olijnek and Ann Stafford Dillon