Using technology for Core Maths and the Large Data Set in A level Maths



This one day course is designed to support teachers in learning how to use the statistics functions in GeoGebra for teaching either one of the Core Maths qualifications or statistics, including the large data set, in A level Mathematics.


  • To improve your skills in using GeoGebra for teaching the statistics elements of Core Maths or A level Maths
  • To explore activities for investigating data in Core Maths or the large data set at A level
  • To consider effective strategies for using statistics technology in the classroom

Who will benefit from attending?

The course is suitable for all teachers of either A level Mathematics or one of the Core Maths qualifications. No previous experience of using GeoGebra is expected


Morning programme (0930-1230):

  • Introduction to using GeoGebra for statistics
  • Exploring activities for the large data set
  • Exploring activities for Core Maths

Afternoon programme (1330-1600):

  • Shared approaches to teaching Core Maths and A level Maths
  • Opportunity to practise technique

Materials and Equipment

Teachers are requested to bring their own laptop with GeoGebra 5 installed – this can be downloaded for free from

Other Information

Course Leaders: Tom Button and Terry Dawson

Tom Button is the Technology PD Lead for the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme and MEI's Mathematics Technology Specialist. In addition to his work for the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme Tom is an expert in the use of technology for the teaching and learning of mathematics and has presented a large number of professional development courses. Tom's blog, Digital technologies for learning mathematics, can be found at .

Terry is a Curriculum Developer for MEI. He has worked with MEI’s curriculum team to develop the new Core Maths qualification, teaching resources, and related teaching and learning approaches. Terry has developed and led CPD sessions for teachers and subject leaders, and been involved in lesson study

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.


This is a FREE event!

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

Core Maths, A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Statistics, Use of technology

Event format:


Event length:

1 day


Yorkshire and the Humber


Mercia School,
Carter Knowle Road,
S7 2DY


Thu 28th Mar 2019

Course times:

09:30 - 16:00

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

[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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