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Developing Core Maths Pedagogy

Starts 24th November 2021

These Work Groups give teachers opportunities – through collaboration and experimentation – to develop improved teaching approaches that support the open-ended problem-solving skills Core Maths students need, and share these with departmental colleagues. Participant departments will support the role of Core Maths in promoting contextualised problem-solving and links to teaching in other subject areas. This programme is run in conjunction with the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP).

By getting involved, participants will:

  • understand the philosophy of Core Maths, with its approach to maths through contextualised problem-solving
  • explore a range of common Core Maths approaches and topics and their use of pre-release materials
  • identify and make effective use of existing Core Maths resources
  • support senior leadership in understanding the benefits of Core Maths
  • understand the role of Core Maths in promoting problem solving within GCSE Maths


What is involved?

This Work Group will be designed to meet the specific needs of the participants. The sessions will be either online or a blended mix of face-to-face and online meetings with three days of direct Work Group workshop time.

Schools/colleges must be able to commit to the full academic year’s programme. This involves a total of three days of face-to-face (or equivalent) support across the academic year, as well as classroom and school-based activity.

Participants must also be supported by their school/college leadership to explore outcomes from the project with other colleagues in their department

Who can apply?

This programme is aimed at teachers of Core Maths in post-16 settings.

What is the cost?

This programme is fully funded by NW1 Maths Hub and the AMSP so is free to participating schools/colleges.


24th November 2021 2.00-4.30 at The University of Manchester

15th December 4.30-5.30 (online)

24th January 2022 2.00-4.30 (face to face)

3rd March 2022 4.30-5.30 (online)

30th March 2022 2.00-4.30 (face to face)


The venue for the face to face sessions will be confirmed ASAP