Using Desmos in GCSE and A level Mathematics



This one-day course will explore practical approaches for embedding Desmos in the teaching of A level Mathematics. Participants will explore where, when and how to use technology to enhance students’ understanding, learning and experience. We will also consider approaches for supporting the use of technology across a department.


  • To demonstrate the effective use of technology in teaching A level Mathematics.
  • To improve your skills in using Desmos (including for statistics/the large data set).
  • To consider strategies for integrating technology into your scheme of work.

Who will benefit from attending?

This course is suitable for all teachers of Higher Tier GCSE and/or A level Mathematics who are wanting to make more effective use of technology in their teaching.


  • Effective teacher use of technology.
  • Student tasks for using technology.
  • Technology for statistics (including Large Data Set activities).
  • Integrating the use of technology and developing your own activities.

Materials and Equipment

Delegates will need to bring a laptop or Chromebook that is capable of connecting to WiFi. Delegates are also welcome to bring a tablet as well if they are using them in the classroom. 

Other Information

Course Leader: Tom Button

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 tweets about the use of technology in maths at @mathstechnology and blogs at

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, 11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Use of technology

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

1 day


West Midlands


Armstrong Room ,
University of Wolverhampton Science Park ,
Glaisher Drive,
West Midlands,
WV10 9RU


Thu 24th Oct 2019


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

Liz Price
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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