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A rewarding and inspiring mathematical experience was provided by the British Congress of Mathematics Education (BCME7): Mathematical Progressions - a quadrennial event which brought together the greatest minds in the world of maths education to celebrate, enrich, refresh and build mathematical and pedagogical confidence and expertise.
Held over four days (6 - 9 April) at the University of Manchester, the event, sponsored by OCR in partnership with Texas Instruments and the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), offered attendees a wealth of guidance and inspiration for classroom activities and curriculum planning through access to a vastly experienced lineup of Mathematics experts.
OCR's very own specialist subject experts were available on the OCR stand to help visitors (including Maths teachers and stakeholders) learn more about the newly accredited OCR GCSE mathematics specification as well as the latest developments concerning Functional Skills Maths 2010. Also available were the latest A Level assessment research findings by OCR Moderator Chris Little from the University of Southampton.
A popular interactive element, Maths in Motion - created by OCR, Texas Instruments and the NCETM - gave participants a stimulating, hands-on experience via a range of interactive problem solving tasks. Maths in Motion also offered the chance to win a TI-Nspire™ handheld device and a CBR 2™ Motion Sensor - an ultra-sonic motion detector which collects and analyses real world motion data.
A range of workshop programmes took place over the event's four day duration and featured an impressive array of speakers including the following OCR associated personnel:
For more information on GCSE Mathematics, please view GCSE 2010 Mathematics and Functional Skills 2010 Mathematics.