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September e-news
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Institutional Membership Renewals
Institutional Membership Renewal Notices 2020/2021 have been posted out. The fee will be discounted by £5 if payment is received by 30th September 2020
Members' online portal
In late August, the MA hosted two webinars for newly and recently qualified teachers. The webinars were run by Jo Morgan, Chair of the MA's Publicity and Media Committee. The purpose was to support teachers in preparing for the new academic year, looking at the particular challenges faced by teachers in 2020. The recording of the webinar, and the accompanying slides, are still available through the portal!
Honorary Member
Welcome to Professor Julia Gog
From time to time The MA awards Honorary Memberships. This category of membership is awarded only by the Council. It might be conferred on any person who has made a distinguished contribution to mathematical education or who has provided outstanding service to the Association.
Primary Mathematics Challenge
This September we made some changes to the PMC.
We will now hold the Challenge for a TWO WEEK period to allow for the changes happening in your schools.

9th - 13th November - 16th - 20th November
The PMC will also be available either by access ONLINE or by papers posted out to schools. Click below to find out more about the changes.
Puzzles and resources
Resource of the Month
This month’s resource is a Don Steward classic. ‘One incorrect simplification’ is available from his Median blog (click below!)
From the Archives
This extract is from B Greenleaf’s The Complete Arithmetic, Oral and Written [1831]. Note the use of the word ‘contents’ instead of volume.
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Equals Online
Equals Online - Mathematics and Special Educational Needs is a valuable resource for those working to ensure that all pupils will benefit from mathematics.
Classroom teachers need the best support to develop good practice in line with current initiatives and it is the aim of Equals to provide this support in a number of practical ways.
What is Dyscalculia?
Pete Jarrett, member of the Editorial Board of Equals, Chair of the British Dyslexia Association Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties Committee and a co-author of the new definition of dyscalculia, hosted a webinar to explores cognitive barriers to doing and learning mathematics.
To anyone with an interest in Core Maths
The Core Maths project’s final report, funded by Nuffield and based in the School of Education at the University of Leeds, was released 14th september – alongside coverage in the Times Educational Supplement.
Branch News 
As usual the Branches are busy organising sessions and workshops via online platforms.
Whats happening near you:
London event on October 10
Yorkshire event on October 13
London event on November 14th
The next Branches Committee meeting will take place via Zoom on Saturday October 31, 11am -1pm. Email for joining info!
Maths Week England (MWE)
9th - 14th November 2020
We are proud to support MWE. MWE aims to raise the profile of mathematics throughout England by changing the conversation about maths to be more positive!
Children and adults from all socio-economic backgrounds should be able to access and enjoy interesting mathematical experiences, and MWE helps support teachers to plan special low-cost high-impact maths activities at their own schools during Maths Week!
Find out more
Maths Week Scotland (MWS)
28th September - 4th October 2020
We are proud to support MWS. MWS is a celebration of the importance of maths in our everyday lives.
Enjoy events and activities across Scotland, and find out about the maths in everything from solar flares to robots.
Take part today!
Next month....
New books, new resources
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