Developing Problem Solving in Y12



This workshop places the development of Problem Solving at the forefront of our practice, and considers why it is important, and how it is done well.

As teachers of maths we all teach problem solving, and we all know that it is hard to do well. It is abstract and therefore tough for many students (ranging across all of the already abstract areas of maths); it is essential, and yet it is easy to downplay it in our classroom in the battle to cover all the skills.

This course provides an efficient and effective way to enhance the development of problem solving skills in your classroom.

Who will benefit from attending?

The course is aimed at both new and experienced teachers of Single Maths.

The course aims to give teachers a chance to reflect on their own approach to problem-solving in the classroom, share and appreciate best practice and implement it in their plans for future teaching.


Plan for the day

09.30 - 10.00 Arrival and Refreshments

10.00 - 10.30 Introductions and Starter Problems

10.13 - 11.00 Why is problem solving important?

11.15 - 12.15 Introducing Problem Solving into the Curriculum

13.00 - 14.00 Sources of Problems

14.15 - 15.00 Opening doors to Admission Tests

15.00 - 15.30 Closing Plenery

Materials and Equipment

Please bring a laptop

Other Information

Priority will be given to teachers from state funded schools. 


To book your place please email Helen Boddie at [email protected]


Free to state school teachers

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

A level Further Mathematics, A level Mathematics, University admissions tests

Mathematical focus:

Pure, Problem solving

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

1 day


Yorkshire and the Humber


Mercia School,
Carter Knowle Road,
South Yorkshire,
S7 2DY


Thu 4th Jul 2019

Course times:

10:00 - 15:30

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

Simon Dawson
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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