Leading from the front: confessions of a head of mathematics

A clear, strategic approach is essential to becoming a successful head of department.


Making sure you get the best resources for your maths lessons

One thing I found most beneficial as a new teacher was being in a department that readily shared good practice.

Becoming more adventurous in maths


Becoming more adventurous in the mathematics classroom

I have met a wide variety of mathematics teachers throughout my teaching career. Some stick in the memory, for different reasons, whilst others influenced the way I teach.

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Churchill Maths

Take a look at these activities and exam papers from Churchill Maths, perfect for use in your key stage 3 and 4 lessons.

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Active A level mathematics

The activities are designed to engage student participation, promote discussion and enhance understanding.


What makes a good teaching assistant?

There are numerous examples of the positive impact teaching assistants have on learning and student wellbeing.

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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Mathematics Enhancement Programme (MEP)

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...
Publication date:
1990 - 1999

7 resources

Shell Centre

The Shell Centre has produced a range of innovative teaching materials for mathematics education, together with research publications and tests. Most of these were developed at the Shell Centre for Mathematical Education at the University of Nottingham, UK. The two collections, Numeracy through Problem Solving and...
Publication date:
1980 - 1989

2 resources

Manual of mathematical magic

Many of the most powerful magical effects performed today have a mathematical basis. Mathematics is also the secret behind the technologies people use, the products they buy and the jobs they will have. This book shows how to perform some magic tricks, explains the mathematics behind them and how that same mathematics...
Publication date:
2010 to date

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11-16 mathematics

The best resources for teaching the secondary mathematics curriculum.


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


Moving on with mathematics teaching: becoming more adventurous in the classroomMY211

After establishing and consolidating their classroom craft in the early years of their careers, many teachers are ready to explore new challenges and to take their teaching in new directions.   This course will provide a stimulus for further professional development through considering recent research in mathematics...

New and aspiring leaders of mathematicsMY200

The National STEM Learning Centre is pleased to be offering another round of the ‘New and Aspiring Leaders of Mathematics’ programme for teachers looking to lead a mathematics department in secondary schools. This intensive two part residential professional development course has been developed for teachers new...

Teaching assistants in secondary mathematics: ways of working that make a differenceMY212

This is an essential course for teaching assistants who support learning in secondary mathematics. You may wish to develop your mathematical knowledge and/or improve how you support students in better understanding the mathematics.  In this course you will explore ways of working that support students’ progress in...

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