Climate issues and maths

Alistair Bissell and Tom Rainbow

09:00-10:00, Friday 1 July

Session description

We have been working with the Royal Meteorological Society to develop resources to engage young people with climate issues and maths. We will share our thinking behind the resources and look at how they might be used with your students.

This session is suitable for any maths teachers who are interested in working on climate issues in their classroom, but the resources are designed for use in Core Maths lessons or at Key Stage 3.

Interests: Core MathsKS3 and KS4

About the speakers

After gaining his BSc in Mathematics, Alistair completed his PGCE in Secondary Mathematics in 2006. He taught Mathematics for 11 years in a variety of 11-18 mixed comprehensive schools, taking on roles including 2i/c Mathematics and Computing and KS5 coordinator for Mathematics. Having completed his MEd in Mathematics Education in 2011, he has now begun studying part-time for a PhD in Mathematics Education. He joined MEI in 2017. Alistair is an expert in designing and leading A level Mathematics and Core Maths professional development

Tom works as a maths education support specialist for MEI, mostly for the AMSP. He has shared responsibility within his role in supporting teachers in the delivery of the level 3 Core Maths course and mainly works with teachers of mathematics but is also increasingly involved in supporting teachers of geography and biology in the teaching and learning of the mathematical elements of their subjects, particularly at A level. Tom is an expert in designing and delivering Core Maths professional development, providing support for teachers of Core Maths through the AMSP.