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New to teaching Core Maths

Support for teachers new to teaching this qualification

Who can take part?

This programme is for teachers who are in the first two years of teaching Core Maths and are teaching a Core Maths class during the academic year 2022/23.

What is involved?

This programme supports teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching Core Maths and increases their confidence in teaching the course. It involves a direct working partnership between the Maths Hubs Network and the Advanced Mathematics
Support Programme (AMSP).

Principal focus is on Core Maths subject knowledge and pedagogy and the programme will be based on these six key themes: using contextualised problem-solving; applying Fermi estimation and modelling; developing critical analysis; making sense of finance; using the pre-release materials; exploring statistics. Technology and online teaching will also be underlying themes.

What will you learn?

  • Your students will have raised awareness of the use of maths and statistics in everyday life

  • You will plan lessons/sequences of lessons to promote student understanding, confidence, and progress

  • You will understand the philosophy of Core Maths, with its approach to maths through contextualised problem-solving

  • You will understand how online learning and technology can be used to support Core Maths teaching

What is the cost?

The New to Teaching Core Maths project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme and the AMSP so is free to participating schools/colleges.


10th January      1-4pm            online

6th February      9am-12pm     online

24th February    1pm—4pm    online

23rd March        9am—12pm   online

25th April          9am—12pm   online

Post-16 groups run by neighbouring Hubs - Online & F2F

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