An Introduction To Discrete Mathematics



The day will cover a range of topics from the current discrete/decision Further Mathematics awards and will focus on content that is common to all syllabuses. Topics covered will include graph theory, algorithms and algorithms on networks. Other topics will be selected closer to the date of the event.


  • To strengthen teachers' understanding of the content of discrete/decision mathematics
  • To cover the common key ideas from the relevant specifications
  • To introduce teaching ideas and resources for discrete/decision mathematics
  • To present discrete/decision maths content in a variety of real world contexts
  • To provide hints for preparing students for discrete & decision mathematics exams

Who will benefit from attending?

This course is suitable for teachers who have no previous experience of teaching the discrete/decision element of A Level Further Mathematics, those who anticipate doing so in the future or those who would like to refresh their knowledge and understanding


 (Exact content may be revised in the light of delegates’ stated preference of awarding organisation.)

09:00  Registration (Tea/coffee available)

09:30 Graph Theory

11:00 Break for Refreshments

11.20 Algorithms on Networks

12:35 Lunch

13:20 Linear Programming

14:20  Break for refreshments

14:30  Algorithms

15:30 Plenary and Questions 

16:00 Depart

Other Information

 Course Tutors:

Jeff Trim (AMSP Central Team)

Toby Rome (AMSP Central Team)

 Feedback from previous courses:

“Friendly and extremely enthusiastic delivery from both speakers.  They clearly care and are excited about the subject.”

“Lots of resources and ideas to enliven delivery of the course when I have to teach it.”

“Excellent and interesting problems to consider.”

“Passion for Decision maths was infecting us.”

“Fun, informative, good pace.”

“One of the most useful CPD days I’ve been on for a long time. Thank you very much.”


The course is free to all participants who work in a state funded school.

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:


Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

1 day


South West


Churchill Academy & Sixth Form,
Churchill Green ,
Churchill ,
North Somerset ,
BS25 5QN


Wed 3rd Apr 2019

Course times:

09:30 - 16:00

Printable Version


If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Tom Rainbow
[email protected]
07366 146750

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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