Chippenham Teacher Network

Proof in A level Maths


Chippenham Teacher Network is an AMSP-funded project, allowing teachers of maths to meet, collaborate and to share best practice. We meet four times a year and the programme is mainly speaker-led training events and may include informal sessions.


There is an increased emphasis on Proof in the new A level specification.

During this session we will consider a range of different proofs to identify some key ideas that students should be aware of, and to discuss how to support students in making a start with unfamiliar proofs.

The main types of proof we will consider are

  • Deductive proofs
  • Proof by exhaustion
  • Disproof by counter example
  • Proof by contradiction

(We will not look at proof by induction as that is only in Further Maths)

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, 11-16 maths, A level Further Mathematics, Core Maths, University admissions tests

Mathematical focus:

Pure, Problem solving, Reasoning

Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

90 minutes


Hardenhuish School,
SN14 6RJ


Thu 23rd Jan 2020

Course times:

16:00 - 17:30


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

Patrick Cobb
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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