Teaching A level mathematics: generating discussions and increasing confidence

Teaching A level mathematics can be difficult, especially when you have little experience of teaching the subject.


The ‘M’ in STEM

Our mathematics specialist Michael Anderson is waving the flag for the ‘M’ (mathematics) in STEM.

A level mathematics resource packages

Explore our selection of key stage 5 mathematics teaching materials chosen from the STEM Learning resource collection.

Using manipulatives to enhance understanding in secondary mathematics

Encourage active learning in secondary mathematics lessons with the use of manipulatives.

Why manipulatives belong in the secondary maths classroom

Find out how manipulatives can make secondary school students explain their thinking more confidently.


Get support to teach the new A level mathematics curriculum

Changes to the mathematics A level specifications will come in to effect in September.

Secondary Mathematics

Welcome to resources, professional development, news and opinions specially selected for mathematics teachers. Join in the discussion with our community group.

Featured Resources

Teaching Resources on Line (TRoL)

This collection of materials were all produced by Frank Tapson for use in the mathematics classroom. The collection consists of two sub collections.Exercises and Practice contains nine resources, each resource containing a number of activities which can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom to provide students...
Publication date:
2000 - 2009

2 resources


BEAM (Be a Mathematician) is a specialist mathematics education publisher, dedicated to promoting the teaching and learning of mathematics as interesting, challenging and enjoyable. BEAM is a branch of Nelson Thornes publishers. The teaching materials cover teaching and learning needs for students aged 3 to 14. They...
Publication date:
2010 to date

8 resources


SMILE (Secondary Mathematics Individualised Learning Experiment) was initially developed as a series of practical activities for secondary school students by practising teachers in the 1970s. It became a complete individualised scheme based around a network of activity cards and assessments. The cards were organised...
Publication date:
2000 - 2009

6 resources

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11-16 mathematics

The best resources for teaching the secondary mathematics curriculum.

A level mathematics

Explore our selection of key stage 5 mathematics teaching materials chosen from the STEM Learning resource collection. 


Resources using space as a context for teaching from ESERO UK, the UK space education office.


Using manipulatives to enhance understanding in secondary mathematicsMY210

Encourage active learning in secondary mathematics lessons with the use of manipulatives. Manipulatives - or “objects to think with - include counters, interlocking cubes, Cuisenaire rods and tiles etc. Research suggests that their use is beneficial to mathematical understanding, and can help students with retention...

New to teaching A level mathematics summer schoolMY500

"The best training course I have attended in my 14 years of teaching.” - past participant. Our highly acclaimed annual four day summer school, run in conjunction with MEI and the University of Sheffield, is designed for teachers who have little, or no, experience of teaching A level mathematics. Develop pedagogical...

Challenging and supporting your mathematics departmentMY505

What should a mathematics department look like if it is to succeed in delivering the new mathematics specifications? This one day conference is designed for anyone who has a role challenging and supporting mathematics in a secondary school or college. The day will consist of a number of high profile speakers, plus a...

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