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Mathematics Education beyond 16: Pathways and Transitions

Mathematics Education beyond 16: Pathways and Transitions

a conference of the IMA, CETL-MSOR and Teaching Mathematics and its Applications

10 – 12 July 2017, University of Birmingham

 This conference is for all who are involved in Mathematics Teaching and Education from years 11 through to undergraduate, in schools, sixth form and college, in university and in mathematics/statistics support units. It provides a forum for sharing, discussing and developing ideas, research and practice in this rapidly changing landscape. The main work of the conference will be organised in themed working groups. There will also be invited speakers from policy and practice, and a special contribution from CETL-MSOR.

Themed working groups

 A significant part of the conference will involve engagement in themed working groups on:

  • Mathematical knowledge in teaching
  • Encouraging development of mathematical thinking and problem solving
  • New curriculum and assessment
  • HE practice
  • Mathematics support within Higher Education


Much of the conference will be devoted to the parallel working groups.  We anticipate the attendees will commit to one theme and that theme leaders will structure the time available to allow engagement with, and work on, questions relevant to the theme.  Presenters offering papers are strongly encouraged to circulate them to participants in advance for discussion during the working group to enable all to engage actively in the working group to which they commit.  Participants will be encouraged to continue to work after the meeting.

Confirmed keynote speakers are:

  • Sir Adrian Smith, University of London
  • Lara Alcock, Loughborough University
  • Sydney Padua, graphic artist
  • Tony Croft, Loughborough University

 Call for Contributions:

Contributions in the form of papers or other suitable presentations are invited to address any of the themes above, and will be accepted on the basis of an outline of 250 to 500 words which should be submitted by 30 January 2017 via Please state the title of the conference and the working group you are hoping to join. Successful contributors will be invited to submit either an eight page paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings (template to be provided upon acceptance) or suggest other presentation formats, posters, slides etc. Contributions should be informed by, and based on, research, practice, curriculum and/or policy. Outcomes of the review process will be disseminated in the last week of March 2017.

Conference Programme

The conference will run from 10:00 on Monday 10 July to 13:30 on Wednesday 12 July 2017. Further details of the conference programme will be announced during January 2017.

Conference Fees

Early Bird Fees

IMA Member                    £255

IMA Student                      £185

Non IMA Member           £325

Non IMA Student            £195

Early Bird fees will be available until Monday 12 June 2017, after which the fees will be:

 IMA Member                    £275

IMA Student                      £205

Non IMA Member           £345

Non IMA Student            £215

 Early Bird Fees must be paid by Monday 12 June 2017 otherwise the higher price will be implemented.

 Residential Fee £210 including 2 nights single B&B accommodation at the university with the conference dinner

Conference Dinner £40  for non-residents

Registration will open via

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Conference Webpage:

 Further information: For general conference queries, please contact Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer: E-mail:, Tel: +44 (0) 1702 354 020

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK.