Tom Button and Natalie Vernon
13:45-14:45, Thursday 30 June
Data has been described as ‘the new oil’, and Data Science is an exciting and rapidly growing area of work that has already made its way into a significant number of university courses across the country. MEI has developed two data science courses for A level/Core Maths students: a short self-study course and a longer taught course. We will explore activities from these courses and discuss how you can use them with your students.
This session is suitable for all teachers of A level or Core Maths. Delegates will need to bring an internet-connected laptop or tablet.
Interests: A level Mathematics / Further MathematicsCore Maths
Tom is MEI's Maths Technology Specialist. He’s an expert in the use of technology for the teaching and learning of maths and has presented a large number of PD courses on this. He is leading on the development of MEI’s Data Science courses and previously led on the development on Further Pure with Technology (MEI A level Further Maths option).
Natalie is a national coordinator for A level PD for the AMSP and part of the teacher support team for MEI. Prior to this, she was a Head of Maths and taught in secondary schools for 11 years. She is particularly interested in how technology and cognitive science can support effective mathematical learning.