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.

Happy numbers

Happiness and mathematics: the perfect formula

A guide to finding happy numbers.


Recollections of SMILE

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

Core Maths

The most significant development in post-16 mathematics education?

"It has been and continues to be, a huge privilege to support Core Maths and the many wonderful practitioners I have met along the way."

Online resources

Top 10 most popular secondary mathematics resources of 2017

We’ve been looking at the most popular secondary mathematics resources hosted on our site, as decided by UK-based teachers.

STEM Insight

STEM Insight

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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

dy/dan Three act math

These materials are based around the idea of mathematical story-telling, something that the resources’ author describes as ‘The Three Acts of a Mathematical Story’.Act OneThis is where the story is introduced, using as few words as possible, and in a way that will hook students into wanting to find out the answer. In...
Publication date:
2010 to date

12 resources

Something in Common

The ‘Something in Common’ collection from John Burke contains problems that enable students to hone their skills of both problem solving and proof. Each investigation comes with several different versions of a problem that have ‘something in common’. Having discovered what the problems are linked by ‘something in...
Publication date:
2010 to date

6 resources

Deployable structures

These resources link the ideas from the mathematics classroom to applications in real world engineering. The resources cover the broad topic of deployable structures which are structures that open up (deploy) into something of use. An obvious example would be an umbrella. There are also case studies of two engineers...
Publication date:
2010 to date

8 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. 

Core Maths

All the resources you need to bring Core Maths into your school or college. 

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.


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


An introduction to core mathsMY507

Core Maths is the new Level 3 qualification for students who achieved at least a Grade 4 (formerly a Grade C) in GCSE mathematics and wish to develop their practical skills so they may apply these in work, study or everyday life. Core Maths is about students doing meaningful mathematical problems to increase their...

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...

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