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In May 2013 Cambridge Assessment chaired a debate on maths education. The challenging focus for that debate was how to ensure that all students, across all phases, experience an appropriate mathematics education.
Since then maths education experts from across the University of Cambridge, including Cambridge Assessment, the Faculties of Education and Mathematics and Cambridge University Press, have begun working together to think about that question. We are designing a global mathematics programme called Cambridge Mathematics which will contribute to answering it.
The vision of Cambridge Mathematics is to secure a world class mathematics education for students from 5 to 19 years, applicable to both international and national contexts and based on evidence from national and international research and practice. It will comprise a framework which maps mathematics across the domains and phases, linked assessments, supportive teaching and learning resources and a professional development portfolio.
The official launch of this exciting initiative took place at the British Library on Wednesday 11 March 2015 and saw the start of a global consultation process on the Cambridge Mathematics Framework in which we are inviting feedback from the maths education community both internationally and from within the UK.
Coverage of each of the conference sessions and copies of the speakers presentation slides can be found below.
(11 Mar 2015, 9:00)
Welcome video from the Cambridge Mathematics Conference 2015
(11 Mar 2015, 74:14)
Bene't Steinberg welcomes Lynne McClure, Director, Cambridge Mathematics and Professor Margaret Brown OBE, King's College London
Bene't Steinberg welcomes Lynne McClure and Professor Margaret Brown OBE
(11 Mar 2015, 73:00)
Helen Eccles, Director, Development, Cambridge International Examinations welcomes Professor Mike Askew, Adjunct Professor, Monash University, Australia and Professor Malcolm Swan, Director of CRME, University of Nottingham.
Professional Development in Mathematics Education
(11 Mar 2015, 63:58)
Hanri Pieterse, Managing Director, Education, Cambridge University Press welcomes Birgit Pepin, Professor of Mathematics Education, Høgskolen i Sør-Trøndelag, Norway and Dr Alison-Clark Wilson, Research Fellow, University College London, Institute of Education.
Resources to Support the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
(11 Mar 2015, 64:53)
Tim Oates CBE, Group Director, Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment welcomes Madame Toh Hoon Sin, Senior Assessment Specialist (Mathematics), Assessment Planning and Development Division, Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board and Will Hornby, Maths and Technical Support Specialist, Oxford, Cambridge and RSA.
Tim Oates CBE, Group Director, Assessment Research and Development chairs a session on Assessing mathematical ability
(11 Mar 2015, 18:55)
Closing remarks from Peter Phillips, Chief Executive, Cambridge University Press, Charlie Gilderdale, Interim Director, NRICH, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Nigel Peake, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cambridge and Simon Lebus, Group Chief Executive, Cambridge Assessment.
Cambridge Mathematics Closing Remarks