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The ASE Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for all teachers of science and those involved with science education. With over 350 sessions to choose from at ASE Annual Conference 2018, Sched will help you see what’s on and plan and edit your personal agenda at any time.  If you’ve not yet registered for this event book now on Eventbrite.

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Wednesday, January 3
 

4:15pm GMT

“My students are always surprised when they learn that they will be using maths in secondary science classes.” I28
Customer insight research by Cambridge University Press amongst international IGCSE Science teachers reveals that whilst Mathematics is an integral part of scientific study across each of the IGCSE Science subjects, it is one that many students find a barrier to progression and success, and that science teachers lack the knowledge, understanding and confidence to integrate successfully. This session will explore the results of Cambridge University Press research into the practical difficulties faced by teachers in delivering the mathematical elements of IGCSE Science, and introduce a new set of student resources developed in partnership with the ASE to help overcome the difficulties that students and teachers face, to help students build these skills more quickly and effectively, and to improve their success in IGCSE Sciences.

Speakers

Wednesday January 3, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm GMT
Rendall S3
  11-19
 
Thursday, January 4
 

12:00pm GMT

Johnny Ball book signing
Grab your copy of "Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical" from the ASE Booksales in the Exhbition Marquee and get it signed by Johnny Ball. We all remember him inspiring us as children so now is your chance to meet him and share his ideas with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Johnny Ball

Johnny Ball

Johnny has been entertaining for 60 years, 12 in Stand Up, 50 in TV, 35 in education.He is best known for his award winning TV shows, of which he wrote and presented 20 Series including Think of a Number, Think Again - BBC TV, Johnny Ball Reveals All - ITV which inspired a generation... Read More →



Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm GMT
Exhibition Marquee
  Free Exhibition Session

3:00pm GMT

The true Wonder of Maths always lies Beyond just Numbers S40
By introducing us to the major characters and leading us through many historical twists and turns, Johnny slowly unravels the tale of how humanity built up a knowledge and understanding of shapes, numbers and patterns from ancient times, a story that leads directly to the technological wonderland we live in today. As Galileo said, 'Everything in the universe is written in the language of mathematics', and Wonders Beyond Numbers is your guide to this language.
Mathematics is only one part of this rich and varied tale; we meet many fascinating personalities along the way, such as a mathematician who everyone has heard of but who may not have existed; a Greek philosopher who made so many mistakes that many wanted his books destroyed; a mathematical artist who built the largest masonry dome on earth, which builders had previously declared impossible; a world-renowned painter who discovered mathematics and decided he could no longer stand the sight of a brush; and a philosopher who lost his head, but only after he had died.
Enriched with tales of colourful personalities and remarkable discoveries, there is also plenty of mathematics for keen readers to get stuck into. Written in Johnny Ball's characteristically light-hearted and engaging style, this book is packed with historical insight and mathematical marvels; join Johnny and uncover the wonders found beyond the numbers.

Johnny Ball will be signing copies of his latest book at ASE Booksales in the Exhibition Marquee 12pm-1.30pm on Thursday.

Speakers
avatar for Johnny Ball

Johnny Ball

Johnny has been entertaining for 60 years, 12 in Stand Up, 50 in TV, 35 in education.He is best known for his award winning TV shows, of which he wrote and presented 20 Series including Think of a Number, Think Again - BBC TV, Johnny Ball Reveals All - ITV which inspired a generation... Read More →



Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
CTH A

3:30pm GMT

Reasons to Reason in Primary Science and Mathematics W37
Speakers
AC

Alan Cross

University of Manchester


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT
Guild of Students Harold Wilson
 
Friday, January 5
 

9:30am GMT

Frontier Science: Fit to Drive? T62
In the UK, the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) adopt a risk based approach to determine who can obtain a driving license either as a new driver, or following an incapacitating medical event.  The guidelines for driving following a first seizure (fit) require the risk of another seizure in the next 12 months to be less than 20%. But how long, after a first unprovoked seizure, must a driver be seizure-free before they fall below this risk and can therefore regain their driving license? 

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
avatar for Laura Bonnett

Laura Bonnett

NIHR Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Liverpool
I am a National Institute of Heath Research Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Liverpool. My primary research interest involves estimating time to next event for patients with recurrent conditions such as epilepsy and asthma. In addition, I am a STEM Ambassador, and a member... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
CTH C

10:30am GMT

Frontier Science: Learning from Experience - Farmers & Vets T70
How can we help farmers and vets to make more efficient use of new data and their existing practical experience?

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
avatar for Dr Helen Higgins

Dr Helen Higgins

Institute of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool
Helen is a farm vet and RCVS Specialist in Cattle Health and Production. After 8 years working in clinical practice, she undertook a Master’s degree in Statistics and a PhD at Nottingham University, funded by a Wellcome Trust Fellowship. In terms of research, Helen is especially... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am GMT
CTH D

1:00pm GMT

Enjoy Mathematics & Science W72
I will introduce mathematics and science materials to show the nature of universe using index number (exponential growth) using Prezi animation.

My graduate students, Mr. Kageyama, Taiki and Mr. Imamura, Yoshitaka will help my presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Prof Minoru Itoh

Prof Minoru Itoh

Dean of Graduate School of Science Education, Tokyo University of Science
I will try to introduce current Japanese mathematics and science education for enhancing children motivation to concern about the nature of phenomena around us, for example, the size of the Universe. How teachers can apply mathematics to science using materials which I developed digital... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Maths G03

2:50pm GMT

Maths through Primary Science W117
A practical workshop exploring ways to teach and consolidate maths concepts through science investigations. Covering planning investigations to measuring, recording and analysing data using maths. A look at how technology can be used to collect and analyse data in a variety of contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Tyler

Paul Tyler

Class Teacher, Mearns Primary School, PSTT
Primary school teacher and Science Coordinator in a large primary school just outside Glasgow.Interested in all things primary science, Science Capital transitions to secondary and anything to do with Topical Science and Citizen Science.I produce a monthly Topical Science Update which... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm GMT
Rendall S10
  Primary

4:00pm GMT

Using Mathematics to Enhance Scientific Enquiry W90
This practical session demonstrates how mathematics can enrich science learning. Discover inquiry-based investigations taken from KS1, LKS2 and UKS2 and link ‘Working Scientifically’ to appropriate key mathematical concepts and skills. See how science can help assessment of mathematical mastery.

Speakers
AG

April Goode

April Goode
avatar for Andy Markwick

Andy Markwick

Science Education Consultant, University College London
I am a science consultant with a keen interest in developing links to outdoor learning, mathematics and English. My work with primary and secondary colleagues focuses upon creating a curriculum and lessons that are imaginative and fun to teach and learn. I provide many unique resources... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall LT4
  Primary
 
Saturday, January 6
 

12:30pm GMT

Frontier Science: Monohedral Disk Dissection (pizza cutting) T146
A tiling of a shape is a way of splitting the shape into smaller shapes. If the smaller shapes are all the same, the tiling is called monohedral. We will present new monohedral tilings of the disk. This talk is suitable for a general audience.

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
DJ

Dr Joel Haddley

Department of Mathematical Sciences - University of Liverpool


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:30pm - 1:20pm GMT
CTH D

2:30pm GMT

How Can Science Enhance Learning of Mathematics and English? W129
Science lessons can be some of the most engaging experiences children have. They enjoy the practical nature of science, learning amazing facts about our world and the creatures that inhabit it. Children also enjoy learning the language of science. This session provides some examples of how children's learning of English and mathematics can be enhanced and assessed using science. All activities are 'tried and tested' in the primary classroom.

Speakers
AG

April Goode

April Goode
avatar for Andy Markwick

Andy Markwick

Science Education Consultant, University College London
I am a science consultant with a keen interest in developing links to outdoor learning, mathematics and English. My work with primary and secondary colleagues focuses upon creating a curriculum and lessons that are imaginative and fun to teach and learn. I provide many unique resources... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall S6
  Primary