Core Maths Conferences: Summer & Autumn Series



A free one-day professional development and networking conference, dedicated to exploring interesting and stimulating ways of introducing Core Maths topics in the classroom. The conference will also share resources for the teaching of Core Maths, including our free online Core Maths platform.

We welcome first time or returning Core Maths Conference delegates. Thanks to the wide array of optional workshops on offer, there’s something for everyone, so please feel free to sign up regardless of your level of experience with Core Maths or your past attendance to AMSP Core Maths events.

Who will benefit from attending?

These conferences are suitable for any teacher who is currently teaching Core Maths or who expects to do so in the near future. The content will be relevant to all of the Core Maths specifications.


Priority will be given to teachers from state-funded schools and colleges.


Delegates will have the opportunity to select two optional workshops for the morning sessions and will also attend a session on resources and a keynote plenary.

Keynote Plenary – Bobby Seagull

Bobby Seagull is a secondary school maths teacher, a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge researching maths anxiety and phobia, quiz enthusiast and a long-suffering West Ham fan. Previously he worked in finance, both as a trader at the investment bank Lehman Brothers and an accountant at PwC. Bobby writes for the Financial Times, is author of The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers and ambassador for National Numeracy.

Optional workshops

Session TitleSession Description
Getting started with Core MathsThis is aimed at schools/colleges who are offering Core Maths for the first time in September 2019, or are planning to offer it in September 2020. The focus will be on strategies for how to plan and deliver Core Maths lessons, suggestions for promoting Core Maths, timetabling, support and professional development. There will also be time for asking any questions you may have about getting started with the course.
CorrelationThis session is aimed at those who are new to teaching Correlation. Correlation is in all the Core Maths specifications. This session will lead through a lesson on correlation and some ideas of how to teach it. We will also look at some examination questions from the different examination boards. You will need a laptop for this session.
Using Technology in Core MathsThis session will explore how online statistical tools and existing software such as Microsoft Excel and GeoGebra can be used to enhance Core Maths lessons. It is aimed at prospective, current and experienced teachers of Core Maths. You will need a laptop for this session.
Working with World DataThis session is open to all regardless of Core Maths experience. It is inspired by the work of Hans Rosling and The Royal Geographical Society and during it we will explore how we can incorporate world data into the teaching of Core Maths. You will need a laptop for this session.
Problem Solving in Core MathsA teacher's perspective on classroom strategies, where to find resources and links to Key Stage 4 problem solving. This session will delve into problem scenarios that you might encounter in a typical Core Maths lesson. It aims to highlight some of the hurdles that students have to overcome and how teachers might support their understanding. This session will be delivered by Colin Prestwich, an experienced Core Maths teacher and Maths Hubs Lead for Yorkshire Ridings.
Assessment Guidance in Core Maths: Problem Solving, Basic Experimental Design & Handling DataHow do you assess open problems in Core Maths? This is a burning question for both new and experienced teachers of this course. This session will share some of the assessment approaches that have been tried and tested by Colin Prestwich, an experienced Core Maths teacher and Maths Hubs Lead.

Resources session

This session is an opportunity to explore the resources on our free online Core Maths Platform for students, which is due to be unveiled during the 2019/2020 academic year. For those with more Core Maths experience, there will also be an opportunity for you to share your favourite resources.

We recommend that you bring a laptop for this session, but we will also provide paper copies of the some of the resources too.


This conference is free of charge to state-funded schools and colleges.

Schools and colleges located within Priority Areas are eligible to receive a further subsidy of £250 to support staff cover and travel costs.

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

Core Maths

Mathematical focus:

Statistics, Use of technology, Curriculum planning

Event format:


Event length:

1 day


North East


International Centre for Life,
Times Square,
Newcastle upon Tyne,


Wed 3rd Jul 2019

Course times:

10:00 - 15:15



TSMA subsidy:



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

Teacher Support Operations Team
[email protected]
01225 716494

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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