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SMC Statement on Recent PISA Results

The Scottish Mathematical Council have released a statement on the recent PISA results. See our Resources and Publications section (https://scottishmathematicalcouncil.org/resources-and-publications/) for full information.

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SMC Council Member Awarded Sir Edmund Whittaker Memorial Prize

We are pleased to report that Prof. Jonathan Fraser, of the University of St Andrews, has been awarded the Sir Edmund Whittaker Memorial Prize for 2023 by the Edinburgh Mathematical Society. This award is periodically awarded to an outstanding early-career mathematician having a specified connection with Scotland. Prof. Fraser, who has sat on the SMC…

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SQA Recruitment: Head of Data and Analytics

The SQA are recruiting a Head of Data and Analytics in their Policy, Analysis & Standards Directorate. See https://jobs.sqa.org.uk/vacancy/head-of-data-and-analytics-including-head-of-profession-for-statistics-551505.html for full details.

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SMC Journal Archive

We are delighted to announce that electronic versions of the SMC Journal going back to 1983 (Journal 13) are now available on the website (https://scottishmathematicalcouncil.org/resources-and-publications/).

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Engineering as a Career

The Scottish Government, in collaboration with Education Scotland, National Manufacturing Institute of Scotland, Glasgow Science Centre, Skills Development Scotland and Developing the Young Workforce are delighted to announce that the Engineering as a Career event has been rescheduled for Monday 18 March at Glasgow Science Centre from 15:45 to 18:00. The event will feature: talks…

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Memorandum on Entry Requirements to Programmes of Initial Teacher Education in Scotland

The General Teaching Council for Scotland have released consultation documents on proposed changes to the Memorandum on Entry Requirements to Programmes of Initial Teacher Education in Scotland. To access and respond to the consultation, visit www.gtcs.org.uk/about-us/consultations. The deadline for responses is 21 March 2024 at 5pm.

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Dr Tony Gardiner 1947 – 2024

It is with great sadness that the Scottish Mathematical Council has learned of the passing of Dr Tony Gardiner. Dr Gardiner, a Reader in Mathematics and Mathematics Education at the University of Birmingham, may be best known in Scotland as the original driving force behind the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust, the Intermediate and Junior Mathematical…

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Mr Chris Smith, MBE

The Scottish Mathematical Council (SMC) is delighted to congratulate Associate Council Member, Mr Chris Smith, on being appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year Honours list for services to mathematics education and to the community in East Ayrshire. Chris graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a First…

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Lesson Study Scotland

Sarah Leakey (Inshes Primary), John Mynott (Aberdeen University), Paul McMillan (Edinburgh University) and Juliet Lunniss (Edinburgh University) are launching a Lesson Study Scotland Network which aims to bring together everyone using lesson study in Scotland to share work, practice, ideas and engage with the wider lesson study community. Please register for an online event on…

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Scottish Mathematical Council Website

Having recently refreshed the Scottish Mathematical Council’s website, we are seeking high-quality articles and resources to make available to the Scottish mathematics educators community. Submissions will be vetted by a sub-group of the Council, in order to ensure appropriateness, clarity, and accuracy (where appropriate). If you would like to submit an article or resource, or…

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