Whilst our virtual conference in March 2021 was a huge success, the feedback received suggests that delegates missed the informal catch-ups and networking opportunities offered by a face-to-face event. We have therefore decided to hold a face-to-face conference in Stirling on Saturday 5th March 2022 with the possibility of also running an online event towards the end of 2022 for those unable to travel to Stirling.
We would be delighted if you were able to lead a session at either or both of these events. Should you be able and willing to do so, please register your interest no later than Friday 3rd December 2021 here.
The SMC conference will be taking place on Saturday 5th March 2022 at Stirling University and we are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker will be Ben Sparks!
Watch this space and follow us on Twitter for further details and call for presenters.
The education charity TalentEd runs a national programme, Maths Masterclass Tutorials, designed to stretch the most able maths students, in order to increase the number and diversity of excellent mathematicians. They currently have over 500 high-achieving students in S2-4 receiving weekly maths online tutorials in small groups. Around 50% of masterclass students are from disadvantaged backgrounds.
TalendEd now need your help to recruit the new cohort of S1 students!
This is an extraordinary opportunity for students, designed to put them on the path to maths excellence.
The first term of ten masterclasses are free for all students, and students from disadvantaged backgrounds will continue to have free places for five years. The remaining students who wish to continue will receive subsidised places at £5 per masterclass.
How can students join Maths Masterclasses?
The first step is for students to attend one of the TalentEd introductory webinars, running on Sunday 3rd October at 7pm and Tuesday 5th October at 7pm.
Towards the end of these webinars, students will be invited to a follow-up webinar, during which we will pose maths questions to help us find the right programme for each student. Any student who cannot be accommodated in a maths masterclass will be invited to a series of ten maths webinars presented by notable maths speakers, such as Simon Singh (author of “Fermat’s Last Theorem”) and Junaid Mubeen (Countdown champion). These FREE webinars are designed to develop problem-solving skills.
Click here to learn more and to download an invitation to share with students, including details of how to join the introductory webinar.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the maths webinar.
At a socially-distant and covid-compliant ceremony, Bill Richardson was delighted to present George Gibson with the SMC Achievement Award 2021. Watch here!
The recordings from the SMC Conference 2021 are now available to view online. They can be found, along with slides and other material, on the Conference Presentations page.
We are very grateful to all our presenters for being willing to share their material with us, both at the Conference and otherwise. Thank you all!