Maths Craft held two workshops at the Primary Mathematics Association (PMA) Seminar Day on Saturday March 25th.
Each year, the PMA holds a day of workshops and talks dedicated to sharing ideas about teaching mathematics. Maths Craft is delighted to have been invited to the PMA Seminar Day 2017 to give two workshops on some of the links between mathematics and craft, and how this can be used to engage students with mathematics. The workshops were well-received, with attendees writing on the feedback forms that they "Loved it!", "It was a great learning experience", and "It was fabulous. The best course I have done at PMA and I have been to lots.” Our hope is that these workshops inspired teachers and, through them, will help many students realise that maths is fun and hands-on, and they may already be doing more maths than they realise.
The PMA is a voluntary, professional organisation of people who are interested in the learning and teaching of mathematics at all levels of primary school. They provide opportunities for teachers to share ideas with each other, support research into mathematics learning and teaching, and raise awareness of the need for access to challenging and enjoyable programs, and the influences of culture and gender on learning and teaching mathematics. They also assist in the development of the mathematics programs CWSA and CWSN.