Leadership CPD

Leaders of mathematics: taking the next steps

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

12 days of Christmas

The twelve resources of ChristMATHS

Our Christmas present to you is a collection of the best Christmas-themed mathematics resources.

Students studying

Core Maths

The Core Maths initiative is aimed at increasing the number of post-16 students studying mathematics.


The hunt for perfect numbers

As a maths teacher, I get asked what my favourite number is. I often reply with one of my favourite number types, an example of which are perfect numbers.

STEM Ambassador impact on young people

STEM Ambassadors are a national treasure. In this report, we share with you four key lessons we have learned through recent research and evaluation of STEM Ambassador activity.

Teaching mathematics

Bringing Fermi problems into the classroom

Encouraging students to take some initial steps in solving a problem is half the battle towards enabling them to solve it entirely.

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

Fire detection with the Internet of Things

Students play the role of fire safety employees whose task is to find the most efficient placement for detectors. Students are given constraints within which they should work and a series of problems to solve leading to an algebraic solution to the problem.To successfully complete the challenges, students will have to...
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The Alan Turing Cryptography Competition

Starting in January, the competition follows the story of two young cipher sleuths, Mike and Ellie, as they get caught up in a cryptographic adventure. Every week or two weeks a new chapter of the story is released with a code to crack. Alan Turing Cryptography competition
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Real life maths

This collection contains  mathematical challenges from six engaging STEM Ambassadors. The resources explore the wide variety of real life mathematics used by the female STEM Ambassadors and help to bring mathematical careers into the classroom.The resources include a case study, in which...
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2010 to date

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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. 


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


Teaching the new mathematics A levelMY216

Changes to A level specifications are to be introduced in 2017.  These will require all students to study aspects of Pure mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics.  In addition, three overarching themes of Mathematical Argument and Proof, Problem Solving, and Mathematical Modelling must be applied across the whole A...

Advancing your secondary mathematics teachingMY211

After establishing classroom craft in the early years of your career, do you feel ready to explore new challenges and take your teaching in new directions?Consider recent research in mathematics education and explore case studies of innovative practice to improve current and future practice. Put your ideas into...

Teaching assistants in secondary mathematicsMY212

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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