NALA and TCD Numeracy Conference – 7 March 2019

NALA and the ‘Research in School & Education’ (RISE) Research Group,
School of Education, Trinity College Dublin present:

 

Sharpening your numeracy teaching skills

A professional development event for adult numeracy practitioners and further education and training practitioners who want to learn more about numeracy.

Synge Theatre, Arts Block, School of Education, Trinity College Dublin

Thursday 7 March 2019 from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

 

Agenda

9.30 Registration: Tea and coffee
 
10.00 Welcome 
Damian Murchan, Head of School of Education, Trinity College Dublin 
 
10.05 Opening remarks 
Chairperson: Niamh O’Meara, Lecturer in Mathematics Education, University of Limerick
 
10.10 NALA update 
Dr Inez Bailey, Chief Executive, NALA
 
10.20 Challenges for numeracy in the 21st Century
Javier Díez-Palomar, Associate Professor Mathematics Education, University of Barcelona
 
10.45 Numeracy as a UN sustainable development goal: Some personal reflections
Professor Diana Coben, Visiting Professor, School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia and Emeritus Professor of Adult Numeracy, King’s College London
 
11.10 Are we numerate enough for the Irish context? 
Bernie O’Donoghue, Mathematics Teacher, Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire, Cork and Mathematics Education Researcher, University of Limerick
 
11.30 Using number as pre-algebra 
Sheelagh Clowry, Project Maths Trainer
 
 

11.50 Go to workshops

 
 
12.00 – 1.30 Workshops: 
  • A. Building a rapport and motivating students in maths teaching and learning
    Elaine O’Brien and Sharon Doyle, Maths Teachers, Youthreach Blanchardstown, Dublin and Dun Laoghaire ETB
  • B. Using logic games and revision quizzes to bring a learner's mind into the classroom (levels 1 to 3)
    Clare Campbell, Numeracy tutor and trainer, Louth and Meath ETB 
  • C. Probability in a real world context
    Paul Timmins, Primary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Advisor, Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) 
  • D. Teaching statistics
    Kathy O’Sullivan, National Programme Coordinator for the Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching, University of Limerick
  • E. Maths tasks for working with families
    Javier Díez-Palomar, Associate Professor Mathematics Education, University of Barcelona
  • F. ‘One method, many topics’ - Decluttering learners’ minds: Using a single teaching approach which students can apply to numerous topics in mathematics
    Gary Ryan, Maths Teacher, Castletroy College, Limerick
  • G. ‘Uncovering hidden maths - Pizza cutting, collisions, world population and more’: The key to uncovering the hidden maths in many real situations is spotting patterns and then knowing how to go from those patterns to the algebra that describes them. Key ideas about how to help learners represent, manipulate and solve the algebra that occurs will be explored
    Ciarán O’Sullivan and Dr John Keogh, Mathematics Lecturers, Technical University Dublin (Tallaght Campus)
  • H. Adult numeracy: Some lessons learned and points to ponder from a safety-critical work context
    Diana Coben, Emeritus Professor of Adult Numeracy, King’s College London
 
 

1.30 Lunch

 
 
2.00 – 3.30 Workshops:
  • I. Building a rapport and motivating students in maths teaching and learning
    Elaine O’Brien and Sharon Doyle, Maths Teachers, Youthreach Blanchardstown, Dublin and Dun Laoghaire ETB 
  • J. Using logic games and revision quizzes to bring a learner's mind into the classroom (levels 1 to 3)
    Clare Campbell, Numeracy tutor and trainer, Louth and Meath ETB 
  • K. Probability in a real world context
    Paul Timmins, Primary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Advisor, Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) 
  • L. Teaching statistics
    Kathy O’Sullivan, National Programme Coordinator for the Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching, University of Limerick
  • M. Understanding mathematics through thinking and dialogue
    Mark Prendergast, Mathematics lecturer, Trinity College Dublin
  • N. Using number as pre-algebra
    Sheelagh Clowry, Project Maths Trainer
  • O. ‘One method, many topics’ - Decluttering learners’ minds: Using a single teaching approach which students can apply to numerous topics in mathematics
    Gary Ryan, Maths Teacher, Castletroy College, Limerick
 

3.30 Close

 
Registration fee: 
The conference fee is €30 if: 
your organisation is a NALA member; or 
you joined NALA as an individual member paying €25. 
 
Otherwise, the conference fee is €60 if you are:
an individual member who joined NALA for free; or
a non-member. 
 
Note: If the conference fee is difficult for you or your organisation, please contact Fergus Dolan in NALA at fdolan@nala.ie