We have a new M-BESC (Mind and Brain in Educational and Social Contexts) / MERN (Maths Education Research Network) seminar in the diary for this term for Monday 18 November, 10am-11.30am, Room 1.20: Sarah-Jane Gay and Sue Skyrme (National Numeracy) and Tim Jay, Ben Simmons and Jo Rose (Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol): “Talking Maths: Ways of engaging parents with their children’s maths learning”. The new National Numeracy Parental Engagement project aims to support parents in engaging with their children’s maths education, breaking the cycle of negative maths messages. After an initial research phase, National Numeracy plan to develop and trial parental engagement resources and approaches. The Nuffield-funded Everyday Maths project, run by Tim, Jo and Ben, is working with parents to uncover the maths they use in their everyday lives, and empower parents to share this maths with their children. In this seminar, Sarah-Jane and Sue from National Numeracy, and Tim, Ben and Jo from the Graduate School of Education, will outline their respective approaches to working with parents, and we will discuss how the two different projects can learn from each other.