British Congress of Mathematics Education BCME

It was quite late into my teaching career that I first attended a mathematics conference. Until then I either didn’t know about them, couldn’t afford them or thought they were not for me. It was only when I did attend a conference that I realised, not only what I had been missing, but also that they can be affordable and they certainly are aimed at practising teachers of mathematics. Next Easter (3rd to 6th April) is the ‘Olympics’ of maths conferences (it takes place every four years).

BCME  is a celebration of mathematics education attracting delegates from every phase (early years through to university) and aspect (teaching through to research, policy and public engagement), as well as high profile plenary speakers. Delegates can select from a fantastic selection of workshops, talks, demonstrations, discussion groups and research presentations to devise a highly personalised professional development and enrichment experience of exceptional quality.  There is a publishers’ exhibition that allows delegates to peruse the latest publications and resources.

Attached to this post is a leaflet giving more details.

If you book before 31 Jan 2018 you will be eligible for the early bird rates. There are a variety of different options from day rates to a full residential package, with special student rates. See here for more details.

In addition, there are bursaries available open to a teachers of mathematics or ITE provider based in the UK. The bursaries are open to teachers of mathematics from primary school to A-Level or equivalent (inclusive of STEP/AEA). More information can be found here, but beware, the closing date for applications is November 30th.  


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