New to teaching A level mathematics summer school

Learn to teach mathematics for understanding and engagement rather than teaching to the test.

Teaching Core Maths

An introduction to Core Maths

Gain a clear understanding of the role of Core Maths in schools and colleges.

Leadership CPD

Leaders of mathematics: taking the next steps

Becoming a leader of mathematics can be a daunting, but very exciting, prospect for teachers.

Generating discussions and increasing confidence

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


Recollections of SMILE

SMILE (Secondary Mathematics Individualised Learning Experiment) was a teacher-led curriculum development project.

Student solving mathematics calculation

The importance of getting stuck in mathematics

Ems Lord talks about the all-important process of getting stuck when solving mathematical problems.

Secondary Mathematics

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

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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...


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....

The Mathematics Enhancement Programme has been developed over the past few years at the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. It set out to implement in UK schools the findings of international research. The scheme of work for each year is split into two parts, A and B. The MEP course has been developed in...

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Bring engineering into your school or college

Through a range of resources, support and inspiration, discover how engineering can be used to enrich your lessons.

The science of learning

Draw upon educational neuroscience and psychology to gain an insight into how students learn. 

STEM careers

A selection of resources, programmes and guidance to help you provide the best possible support to young people.


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


Mastering mathematics at key stage 3MY218

It is important that mathematics at key stage three builds upon the mathematical experiences students experience at primary school. Explore what is meant by mastery, and consider the transition from primary to secondary school, and the mapping of progression through key stage three.“Really enjoyed the course. So...

Teaching mathematics GCSE content with understandingMY207

Explore the content of the mathematics GCSE and gain an understanding of the importance of mathematical reasoning and problem solving.Develop problem solving skills and resilience in the context of hard to teach GCSE topics. Topics covered include trigonometry, linear graphs, proportional reasoning, standard form and...

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