DERBY, UK, April 14 /CNW/ - The works of leading educator and visionary Dr. Caleb Gattegno will be front and centre at the 50th Annual Conference of the
Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), April 18-21, 2011 in Telford, U.K., it was announced today.
Dr. Gattegno, who would have turned 100 this year, co-founded the ATM in
1952. In recognition of his contributions to the ATM, and to
mathematics and education in general, a third of the conference's
workshops as well as a special plenary session will be devoted to him
and his vast array of works in education.
Dr. Gattegno believed that every student could be good at math, and he
proved it by developing the uses of Cuisenaire Rods in his Visible & Tangible Math system. Within five years of making his system commercially available,
it was adopted by teachers in 10,000 schools in more than 100
countries, making it one of the fastest growing and most widely used
educational innovations in history.
"Just as importantly, Dr. Gattegno worked extensively on the learning of
reading and foreign languages with 'Infused Reading' for the Apple
computer, 'The Silent Way' for learning a foreign language, and 'Words in Color' for reading and writing. He also challenged many in the educational
world to consider what is involved in learning, and how our actions as
teachers should be subordinated to the way in which children learn,"
said conference organizer Karen Winte.
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The Association of Teachers of Mathematics was established in 1952 to
encourage the development of mathematics education such that it is more
closely related to the needs of the learner. The ATM is governed by its
General Council. There are about 4,000 members - mainly teachers in primary and
secondary schools. It is a registered charity and all profits from subscriptions and trading are re-invested into mathematics education.
The ATM provides opportunities to bring together all concerned with
mathematics education for all age ranges. It supports local branches, informal support networks, courses and conferences. The Association of Teachers of Mathematics produces policy statements
and publishes response to National and Government initiatives. Past statements and responses are archived here.
The ATM has a number of 'Working Groups' whose function is to examine particular areas of the mathematics
education field to develop policy, resources and action. The high point
of the year is the annual Easter conference which is a celebration of mathematics teaching by hundreds of people
who still get great enjoyment from their chosen career.
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