The big excitement for the Cambridge Maths team this month has been our move into our new offices. We’re now nearer the station, our colleagues in CUP and the Education Faculty and the Cambridge Botanical Gardens, but sadly (for some of us) further from the city centre shops…
In March we held a Symposium in London for our UK colleagues, to bring them up to date with our progress and say thank you for all the support we have received. We were fortunate in securing some excellent speakers and a well-informed and engaged audience. We live-streamed colleagues from the Institute of Education in Mauritius and Geogebra HQ in Linz, so there was some international input to the discussions too.
Next week we are holding a much smaller symposium with both external and internal colleagues to discuss how algebra could be/should be represented in the Framework. This is an issue that is becoming more urgent as our work becomes more and more focussed on what has traditionally been secondary level mathematics.
Later in the month we are hosting colleagues from the USA who are going to work with us for a couple of days before we all depart together for the annual ISDDE conference in Galway. We consider ISDDE to be our natural home and are looking forward to talking and working with such luminaries as Zalman Usiskin and Kaye Stacey to name but two. We anticipate an inspiring few days.
And hopefully the weather will be kind to us in Ireland. It’s been glorious here lately but one thing you can be certain of concerning the British weather is that it changes on a whim. We send you our best wishes across the miles for a pleasant seasonal climate wherever you are!.