Visit mimio.dymo.com/bett4 to be among the first to know what we are premiering at stand C76BETT Update sponsored byPrimary &Secondary and learning. The challenge of being able to utilise more fully digital technology in formal assessment continues."Visit the JMC website (www.jmc.org.uk) for a list of mathematical associations and links to them, for further details and for the latest updates in developments in mathematics education.Search for suppliers of Mathematics related products on www.bettshow.comThe Mathematical Association (MA) and the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) are member organisations of people who teach mathematics to students across the whole age range from nursery school to 'A' level and beyond. The associations offer teachers a wide range of professional development opportunities from regional and national one day events and local branch meetings to annual conferences which attract delegates from across the UK and the world.Our journals Mathematics Teaching (ATM), Mathematics in Schools (MA) and Primary Mathematics (MA) comprise articles of immediate relevance to professional practice and practical ideas to use in classrooms. The effective use of digital technologies to support learning and teaching mathematics is regularly addressed in association journals, branch meetings and conferences.The coalition government is initiating many changes to the curriculum and accountability regime for both primary and secondary schools. These are currently causing confusion and uncertainty for many teachers in schools and colleges. Through subject associations teachers can work together to influence proposed changes, by speaking with a strong voice. Subject associations can also provide advice and support to teachers about developing their practice and implementing changes. With the demise of teams of local authority and National Strategy advisers and consultants, there has never been a better time to engage with subject associations. Further information about Association of Teachers of Mathematics can be found at www.atm.org.uk and about the Mathematical Association at www.m-a.org.uk and both associations will be distributing publicity at BETT.
Visit mimio.dymo.com/bett4 to be among the first to know what we are premiering at stand C76BETT Update sponsored byCore Subjects in Primary Update on. Modern Foreign LanguagesLinda Parker, Director, Association for language learning says:"This year we should start to learn more about the place of languages in the curriculum in both primary and secondary schools. Following the May 2010 elections some things moved swiftly. The E-Bac was one and in many secondary schools, especially those where languages had been run down in recent years, we saw a knee-jerk reaction with senior managers scrambling to staff languages again at KS4 and introduce options choices for September 2011 which directed pupils back into GCSE languages courses. In primary too we got some direction, albeit not what the languages community was looking forward to. The long-awaited introduction of languages as a statutory subject at KS2 was put on hold and primary schools were left in limbo about future planning, with a risk that many would simply put progress on hold. Longer term questions about the status of languages, whether at primary or at KS4, still remain unanswered and although we've picked up strong hints about the kind of language learning Ministers would like to see in our schools, the shape and content of a new curriculum for languages is yet to be revealed.