Conference Speakers

We are delighted to introduce our keynote speakers for the Conference.

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

President of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Chris Smith teaches Maths in Kilmarnock and tweets as @aap03102. Chris was the Scottish Teacher of the Year in 2018. With his wife and kids, Chris won the BBC show "Family Brain Games" hosted by Dara O Briain in 2019. In response to the COVID pandemic, Chris churned out 50 "Corona Conundrum" puzzle videos in 2020. Things weren't that exciting in 2021- Chris just got on with his usual antics (singing about Maths, creatively celebrating PiDay and writing a weekly Maths newsletter for over 4000 subscribers). Chris is delighted to be giving a keynote at the Mathematical Association Conference 2022.

Jo Morgan

Jo Morgan

President of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Jo is a maths teacher and Assistant Principal at Harris Academy Sutton. She writes the website resourceaholic.com where she shares teaching ideas and resources for secondary mathematics. Jo is the author of the book 'A Compendium of Mathematical Methods'. She is also a regular guest on Mr Barton's podcast and an enthusiastic collector of old maths textbooks.

Professor Anne Watson

Professor Anne Watson

President of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Professor Anne Watson taught mathematics in challenging schools for thirteen years before becoming a teacher educator and researcher at the University of Oxford. She advised on the NC for mathematics in England and also worked with the Welsh Assembly on a teacher-led mathematics curriculum. She works with teachers, teacher educators and researchers in every continent on mathematics curriculum, task design and pedagogy. She has published numerous books, articles and research papers about teaching mathematics, including ‘Key Ideas in Teaching Mathematics’ with Keith Jones and Dave Pratt, published by Oxford University Press, and ‘Care in Mathematics Education’ published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Chris Pritchard

Dr Chris Pritchard
MA president

President of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Current MA President Chris Pritchard’s career in mathematics teaching spans almost four decades, first in London and then as a Head of Department in two schools in Scotland. He is a former Secretary of the Mathematical Association and a former Chair of its Teaching Committee. Chris has contributed numerous articles to journals for mathematics teachers, including the MA’s own journals The Mathematical Gazette and Mathematics in School and has served as one of the editors of Mathematics in School and the Scottish Mathematical Council Journal since 2005. His books include a trilogy on the elementary mathematics of area A Square Peg in a Round Hole, The Room in the Elephant and Pack up a Penguin. Chris has also embarked on a series of essays with an overarching theme of the visual in mathematics which can be found on the MA website.

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