Ranelagh Teacher Network

Using Goal Free Problems in the Classroom


Ranelagh Teacher Network is an AMSP-funded project, allowing teachers of 11-16 and A level Mathematics to meet, collaborate and to share best practice. We meet termly and the programme is planned by teacher request. The meetings will be a mixture of formal and informal training events


Problem solving has become a focus for both GCSE Maths and A level Maths, with this in mind this network meeting will be looking at how using Goal Free Problems in the classroom could benefit students and teachers.  

Goal Free problems website was set up to allow teachers to access and share goal free problems created by Peter Mattock and others. Goal free problems have been proven to support pupils in improving their knowledge and understanding by removing the cognitive load of the goal and therefore not prompting 'what is the answer' mentality.

If you used Goal Free problems in your classroom, come along and share your favourites or your own.

If you haven't used Goal Free problems, come along and find out more.

Either way the meeting will have something for all teachers.

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, 11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving, Reasoning

Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

1.5 hours


Ranelagh School,
Ranelagh Drive,
RG12 9DA


Thu 19th Mar 2020

Course times:

16:15 - 17:45


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

Yvonne Scott
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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