Mathematics Subject Associations
The listing below brings together information about the mathematics subject associations. Find out more about joining a professional mathematics association.
AMET supports and represents the interests of all those engaged in mathematics education in higher education institutions or in partnership with higher education institutions. More>>
AMET supports and represents the interests of all those engaged in mathematics education in higher education institutions or those institutions working in partnership with higher education institutions. It promotes mathematics education and the good teaching of the subject at all levels, with special reference to the training of teachers of mathematics and research and development in mathematics education. Ordinary membership of the Association is open to all academic staff in institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom engaged in teaching, research or development in mathematics education and those institutions working in partnership with higher education institutions.
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ATM aims to encourage the development of mathematics education such that it is more closely related to the needs of the learner: providing opportunities to bring together all concerned with mathematics education for all age ranges. More>>
The ATM aims to support the teaching and learning of mathematics by:
- encouraging increased understanding and enjoyment of mathematics
- encouraging increased understanding of how people learn mathematics
- encouraging the sharing and evaluation of teaching and learning strategies and practices
- promoting the exploration of new ideas and possibilities
- initiating and contributing to discussion of and developments in mathematics education at all levels
The ATM publishes a journal (Mathematics Teaching), a range of books, teaching aids and web based resources.
The ATM has a network of lively local branches that offer sessions and workshops which are rich professional development opportunities.
The highlight of the year is the Annual Easter Conference which is a celebration of mathematics teaching by hundreds of professionals who appreciate the stimulation and revitalisation that this event provides.
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The MA exists to bring about improvements in the teaching of mathematics and its applications, and to provide a means of communication among students and teachers of mathematics. More>>
The Mathematical Association exists to support and enhance mathematics and the teaching and learning of mathematics and its applications, and to provide opportunities for collaboration and communication between teachers and students of mathematics. Activities geared towards the pursuit of these goals include:
- Having an input into Government policy as it relates to the learning and teaching of mathematics, with representation on various key bodies, adoption and dissemination of position papers and responding to consultations;
- The provision of high quality teaching and professional development resources which include its journals, publications and e-Learning resources;
- A range of teacher development opportunities, to include branch events, conferences and one-day courses;
- CPD initiatives in partnership with government agencies, clusters of schools and industry;
- Consultancy and support for local networks, education partners and providers.
The MA produces a range of journals and periodicals for teachers. These include Primary Mathematics aimed at the Primary school sector, Mathematics in School aimed at secondary education, and The Mathematical Gazette aimed at 'A' level mathematics and beyond. The MA publication Equals supports teachers to realise potential in mathematics for all. The MA also produces two periodicals for pupils, Pi which challenges pupils with engaging puzzles and Symmetry+ which adds materials and resources to extend and enrich the basic curriculum. Alongside these, the Publications Committee oversees the production of an innovative and authoritative range of books.
At the MA's core is an extensive and effective national network of mathematics teachers at all levels and in all sectors, many of whom are actively engaged in local branch events and the MA's Committees and Sub-committees. The Association's annual national conference also provides an opportunity for members to meet with each other through a stimulating and engaging programme of activities.
The MA also develops and hosts a programme of CPD courses and events open to all educational professionals focussing on themes such as Gifted and Talented, Assessment for Learning and Embedding ICT In Mathematics Teaching.
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NANAMIC is an association of further education, tertiary and sixth form colleges with the aim of assisting colleges nationally to developing quality in all aspects of their work in mathematics and numeracy. More>>
NANAMIC is an organisation that promotes strategies for teaching and learning mathematics and numeracy within the post-16 sector. We work both with organisations, colleges and other learning providers, and individuals who are involved in the teaching and learning of mathematics and numeracy. Our individual members work in a range of provision such as colleges, private training, adult learning services and secure estates as teachers, trainers and learning support.
We aim to provide quality training days with information and ideas on the latest developments and in particular to give hands-on experience of resources. Recent topics have included mathematics and dyslexia, support for Level 5 tutors, introduction to the “Improving learning in mathematics” resource. Currently together with the Mathematical Association we have set up working groups to provided additional resources and training days. There is a regular newsletter for members and our website provides useful links and updates.
The association represents the sector at a national level and liaises with other associations concerned with these subject areas and wider areas of further education. NANAMIC responds to academic and vocational initiatives in mathematics and numeracy and works to improve the accreditation of achievement and the coherence and continuity of mathematics across all education sectors. It also advises on the role of mathematics and numeracy in aiding progression in education, training and employment.On behalf of its members, the association monitors and provides information on such matters as curriculum developments, effective organisational structures and resources. It aims to be a focus for good practice.
Currently they cover between them the improvement in the learning and teaching of mathematics in schools and FE settings. Through:
- Responses - Representing our membership and responding to enquiries in order to become an authoritative and influential body on mathematics education;
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – Providing a range of advisor, teacher trainer and teacher development opportunities, including conferences, one-day courses and accredited routes in partnership with other organisations; showcasing good practice;
- Resources - Developing high quality teaching and professional development resources including journals, publications, newsletters and e-learning materials aimed at advisors, teacher trainers, teachers and students;
- Research – Being Involved in research and development in mathematics education;
- Forums – Maintaining and supporting forums for disseminating and discussing information and ideas on all matters related to mathematics education;
- Support - Offering encouragement and support for members, local networks, education partners and providers.
What are the needs of the wider mathematics community from membership of a mathematics association that are missing from what is currently covered between the associations?
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NAMA provides advice and support to all individuals or organisations that seek to make an effective contribution to the teaching and learning of mathematics. More>>
The National Association of Mathematics Advisers is a professional association run by members for its members and is dedicated to promoting and developing high quality mathematics education for all learners. Members of the Association are usually Advisers, Consultants, Inspectors, ASTs or have similar roles. They have responsibility, for at least part of their professional role, to support the development of others involved in the teaching of mathematics. They do this by the provision of advice, guidance, professional development and inspection services at all levels. The Association works to support its members by:
- ensuring the maintenance of a forum for disseminating information and ideas on all matters relating to mathematics education;
- being an effective organisation in provision for professional development of its members and others;
- representing the views of members in order to become an authoritative and influential body on mathematics education;
- promoting specific policies on mathematics education as agreed by a General Meeting of the Association.
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The IMA is active in promoting mathematics education at secondary and tertiary levels. More>>
The IMA is active in promoting mathematics education at secondary and tertiary levels. The IMA awards the Chartered Mathematics Teacher designation which
- Identifies holders as being at the forefront of their profession
- Encapsulates standards of professional excellence.
- Benchmarks holders at the same level as Chartered Science Teachers, Chartered Mathematicians etc.
The IMA publishes ‘Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: an International Journal of the IMA.
It also provides a range of web based resources including the www.mathscareers.org.uk website, which is the most successful applications and careers website in the UK.
The IMA has a broad base of members in academia, commerce, education and industry.
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Joint Mathematical Council
There are many other mathematics associations working together to support mathematics and mathematics education. All of them belong to the Joint Mathematical Council