Maths Conference led by Craig Barton

(Maths Network)
Delegate price £140.00
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Please note: Due to the current restrictions we are unable to bring this course to you as a full day, face to face event. It will instead be run over 2 online sessions.

ONLINE SESSION 1: Focusing Thinking

DATE/TIME:  Tuesday 12th January 2021, 15:30-17:30

Dylan Wiliam has described Cognitive Load Theory as “the single most important thing for teachers to know”. In this session Craig will describe how knowing about the limitations and nature of working memory has had a significant impact on his daily practice in the classroom. We will look into key findings from research into Cognitive Load Theory and the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning. Craig will explore how we can make practical use of the findings in our classrooms and address the implications for everything from the look of our slides, the way we talk, our boardwalk, and the displays in our classrooms!

ONLINE SESSION 2: Intelligent Practice

DATE/TIME:  Monday 1st March 2021, 15:30-17:30

Harnessing the power of intelligently varied sequences of examples and questions is one of Craig’s latest obsessions. In this session we look into why the simple process of: Reflect, Expect, Check is one of the keys to learning. We will look at four different ways we can utilise the principles of variation theory in lessons, in the form of Practice, Rules, Demonstrations and Patterns, and how they can be applied to any topic in mathematics, and with any age of students.

Due to current restrictions this course will be run over 2 online sessions:


DATE: Tuesday 12th January 2021 – NEW DATE

TIME: 15:30-17:30



DATE:  Monday 1st March 2021

TIME:  15:30-17:30

We will be using Zoom (online video conferencing software) to host this online event. If you have not used Zoom previously, you may need to download the Zoom software either to a laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone, prior to joining. When you have booked your place a link will be emailed to you, within 48 hours of the webinar, with further instructions about how to join the event.


Schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance – MATHS subject leader network have 1 FREE place on each session, per school. 

Costs will be incurred for additional places and for schools that do not subscribe. Please contact us for details.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

Craig Barton has been teaching maths since 2004. Four years into his career, Craig was appointed an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) giving him the opportunity to work with and learn from many teachers and students in a wide variety of schools.  He is the Mathematics Adviser for the TES, creator of the popular website and blog and author of the best-selling book ‘How I wish I’d taught maths: Lessons learned from research, conversations with experts, and 12 years of mistakes’. Craig is host of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, interviewing leading figures from the world of education, such as Dylan Wiliam, Doug Lemov, Daisy Christodoulou and Dan Meyer. He is the co-creator of Diagnostic Questions, a formative assessment website hosting the world’s largest collection of high-quality maths diagnostic multiple-choice questions. Craig regularly runs workshops, delivers keynote addresses and works with teachers and students all over the world, from Bangkok to Basingstoke. 

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