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Membership Renewals
Have you renewed your membership yet for 2021?
Equals Online
The last edition of Equals, written three months
into lockdown, began with a whole series of
questions on the nature of the classroom come
September 2020.
Well September has come
and gone and the questions largely remain
As the Association celebrates its 150th Anniversary in 2021, this series of events is not to be missed.
For the first time, the Association’s flagship event will be delivered virtually, enabling you to join from anywhere. There will be an exciting programme of keynote speakers and interactive breakout sessions, focused on this year's theme of ‘Building Mathematicians for the Future’.
Book your place from as little as £10
Perhaps you would like to submit a proposal. We welcome sessions pertinent to mathematics education. Have you had a 'wow' moment in your own classroom, carried out some intriguing research or experienced something else that people would like to hear about?
Shop - New book by Ed Southall
Geometry Juniors is an exciting exploration of shape and space in mathematics, enabling children to test their knowledge and think mathematically using open problems and discussion prompts.
Follow the journey of the characters inside to find out more about a wide variety of topics in geometry in the style of ‘what do you notice?’ questioning and discovery.
Great to read with a parent or teacher, or discover on your own at home.
Geometry Juniors is intended for use with children aged 8 and upwards and aligns with the UK Key Stage 2 and 3 Mathematics Programme of Study.
MA Members get 30% off in the shop. Don't forget to log in before you purchase.
Buy it now
Orders received will be processed the week commencing 4th January 2021
Pack up a Penguin by Chris Pritchard
A brand new book by MA President Elect Chris Pritchard, Pack up a Penguin completes the journey through the geometry of common shapes and the calculation of area that began in A Square Peg in a Round Hole and continued in The Room in the Elephant.
Written to be accessible to an able and interested 18-year old, it aims to appeal to students and teachers of mathematics and to anyone with a fascination for the subject.
How should penguins huddle together to keep the Antarctic winter at bay? What has the Dutch artist, Theo van Doesburg, got to do with summing infinite series? Discover the easy way to find the area under a parabola and see how area can be used to demonstrate the standard results of algebra and trigonometry. 
MA Members get 30% off in the shop. Don't forget to log in before you purchase.
Orders received will be processed the week commencing 4th January 2021
Branch News
As usual the Branches are busy organising sessions and workshops via online platforms.
What's happening near you:
The Chair of Branches Committee position falls vacant at the 2021 AGM.
 Nominations should be forwarded to the MA Secretary, Paul Harris by 31/12/2020
New Branch - Stoke and Staffordshire
Peter Michael Neumann OBE (28th December 1940 – 18th December 2020)
It is with great sadness that we learned of the recent death of Peter Neumann, MA President 2015-16
Read Peter's Obituary here
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