Teaching Maths in Context at A level



10.30 -11.00am                     Registration and refreshments

11.00 - 11.30am                    Easy ways to embed maths in your course

11.30 - 12.15am                    Interpreting Graphs

12.15 - 1.15pm                     Teaching Averages and Spread

1.15 - 1.45pm                       Lunch

1.45 - 3.15pm                       Teaching Percentages and Finance

3.15 - 3.30pm                       Next Steps and Evaluation


  • To network with teachers of other subjects and reflect on ways to deliver the mathematical content which appears in your course
  • To provide teachers with an opportunity to explore resources and teaching approaches useful for contextualised problem solving.
  • To discover how the same mathematical topics are assessed across a range of subjects

Who will benefit from attending?

Current or prospective teachers of Core Maths, teachers of Geography, Biology, Psychology, Economics, Business, Sociology and other level 3 qualifications which have Maths content



Interpreting Graphs

You only have to open a newspaper…or social media application…to be bombarded with graphical information. Are our students being equipped to deal with this information overload? This session will focus on how information presented in graphical form provides teachers with an opportunity to inspire curiosity in their learners, deepen understanding and hook them into contexts within and beyond the curriculum.

Teaching Percentages and Finance

Students have been learning about percentages since Primary school so why are they still causing problems for students beyond GCSE? During this session you will see how students at different levels approach similar problems, discuss how we can build on students’ prior experience and explore percentage change questions across a range of subjects. We will also explore resources for teaching students about personal finance.

Teaching Averages and Spread

During this session we will model approaches of the teaching of averages and standard deviation. We will also look at how they are assessed in Maths, Geography and Psychology A levels. If you are from a different subject area, we would love for you to bring examples of questions students must complete in your course.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

Core Maths

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

1 day


Yorkshire and the Humber


Wyke Sixth Form College,
Bricknell Avenue,


Fri 31st Jan 2020

Course times:

10:30 - 15:30


Free to state schools

Priority Area subsidy:

£250 for LPA/OA schools


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

Jean Smith
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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