LivMS Event:

Minutes of the Committee meeting

Thursday, 12 September 2013, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Liverpool University.

Apologies received from Peter Giblin, Lisa Baggaley, Sue Pope, David Pountney, Martin Bamber and Colin Wright.

Present: David Bedford, Lonnie Readioff, Mary Stevenson, Jacqui McClelland, Michael Jones, Alison Carter, Tony Carter, Ken McKelvie, Barry Grantham, Ian Jarman, Ann Newstead, Peter Newstead and Sue Harkness

1. Minutes and Matters arising (not already on agenda) from the previous meeting, 20 June 2013

The Minutes were circulated in advance of the meeting. Thanks were offered to those who spotted mistakes. A small item (spelling mistake) was noted and corrected. Comments in the minutes to ‘Primary Team’ and ‘Primary Masterclasses’ were raised and the details were repeated from the last meeting.

2. Treasurer’s Report (Peter Newstead)

Peter circulated the accounts for the previous year, and no comments were raised.

3. Sub Committee for CPD events

At present there are no firm dates and plans are still being finalised. A meeting might be held on 23 November (with two speakers running it) for Secondary on real life applications and possibly a meeting on Problem Solving for A/A* GCSE in late February. Currently there are no plans for any Primary meetings. Information on the Primary Masterclasses was also provided - there will be several meetings at various Hope, possibly 7 November and at Belle Vale on 21 November. These are for year 5 and 6. Advertising will go out soon and details will be shortly provided for the LivMS website.

4. 2013/14 Meetings and Events

5. Website Development / FunMaths Roadshow Sales Update (Colin Wright / Lonnie Readioff)

Colin sent an email update: An update on Roadshow Orders was presented and it appears that the system is being well used.

6. Anniversary Marking (Ken McKelvie)

Ken requested this to mark, potentially, various anniversaries, such as 15 years of the FunMaths Roadshow. It was decided that comments/details could be added to Footers of various documents and that some postcards with puzzles on might be produced.

7. Maths Association Business (Dave Pountney) /
ATM Association Business (Sue Pope)

Maths Association ATM: No notes were provided.

8. Mathematical Education on Merseyside News (Barry Grantham)

MEM met the previous night and the deadline is 20 December for items to the Orbiter. MEM has a brand new secretary in the form of Julie Powell. Barry has added a counter to the MEM website detailing how many times it is visited and what people are downloading

9. Date of next meeting and location

The date for the next meeting is 6 February 2014 at Liverpool University, again 5 for 5:30.

10. A.O.B.

No AOB was raised with the secretary prior to the meeting.
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