Education recovery in mathematics

Schools and colleges are currently developing programmes to support students’ education recovery and the most effective ingredient for this is great teaching. This is supported by Education Endowment Foundation research which also recommended work on issues such as assessment and feedback, transition and one-to-one/small group tuition.
We have developed a curated collection of resources to help you – our own and those of partner organisations who are also supporting the recovery programme. Our support is built on research evidence from the last 30-40 years, which suggests that learning mathematics is far more successful if learners are actively engaged, encouraged to think mathematically and to see links and connections. 

STEM Community

STEM Community is a helpful and supportive place to share ideas and find support within the teaching of STEM subjects. Prompting thought about aspects of teaching practice, educational recovery and more, it is a great opportunity to engage with both peers across the country and our own subject experts. It’s free to join. It uses the same login details as your STEM Learning website account if you already have one. If not, it’s quick and easy to register.

Improving learning in mathematics

The Improving Learning in Mathematics Standards unit suggests eight principles of good mathematics teaching:

  • Build on the knowledge learners bring to sessions
  • Expose and discuss common misconceptions
  • Develop effective questioning
  • Use cooperative small group work
  • Emphasise methods rather than answers
  • Use rich collaborative tasks
  • Create connections between mathematical topics
  • Use technology in appropriate ways

Support from partner organisations

National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM)

The AMSP will be offering six targeted support packages, in addition to the high quality support already on offer, to help this learning recovery. The packages will focus on:
Motivating students’ interest and maintaining continuity of mathematical learning at Key Stage 4
Supporting students’ transition to level 3 study
AS/A level Mathematics
AS/A level Further Mathematics
Core Maths
Supporting students’ transition to degree study