Teaching Large data set in KS3 &4-online network meeting


This online conference is an AMSP funded project, allowing teachers of maths in the region to become familiar  with Maths of Migration project, which is based on Large data set. This project is suitable for younger students than year 12 to engage with real-life data, across the wide ability range. Teachers will have a chance to meet and discuss this project with a guest speaker Jess Barnecutt from Oaklands school in London, where this project has been very successful.

The maths of migration is a project that would lend itself to a home learning project and would be especially useful for year 11 students in their transition to AS/A Level maths.

Jess will share a four-lesson unit of work they have developed to get students to use a real data set from one of Europe’s largest academic research projects, along with a powerful visual story. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions about how the project has worked in a London School and to engage with the data.

There will be an opportunity to share a good practice, if you are already teaching Large data set in any format.


  • To discuss ideas on how to teach Large data set (now a part of A-level syllabus) lower down the school
  • To share your experience and methods in teaching Large data set (if you have any)
  • To share your recently found favourite resource

Who will benefit from attending?

KS3 and KS4 teachers of Mathematics. Recommended to KS5 teachers who teach or plan to teach Large Data set at A-level.

Teachers who are inexperienced and experienced in Large data set are all welcome.

This project is cross-curricular so can be covered in Geograpghy, English, ICT, Drama and Dance, alongside Mathematics.

School leaders welcome to facilitate whole-school curriculum planing. Please encourage colleagues in your school and others to join. 


The Maths of Migration provides KS3/4 students with an opportunity to:

  • Apply statistics to authentic data and develop a stronger conceptual understanding
  • Explore a big data set, hugely beneficial in preparing students for A Level mathematics
  • Think critically about migration
  • Make links across the curriculum - with links to art, English, drama, and ICT
  • Use data to support an argument and experiment with novel ways to present data

Materials and Equipment

You'll need a microphone, speakers and access to Microsoft Excel for this meeting.

Please bring (be prepared to talk for 1 minute) your recently found favourite resource (a specific worksheet/task or a piece of software that you found useful during the Corona crisis).

Other Information

Due to the nature of the online classroom, places are strictly limited. Complete the online booking form to request a place.

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths, A level Mathematics, Core Maths

Mathematical focus:

Statistics, Problem solving, Use of technology, Curriculum planning

Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

90 minutes


North East




Thu 11th Jun 2020

Course times:

14:00 - 15:30


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

Valerija Peles
[email protected]
075 278 54 777

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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