Teaching Maths in Context



This session gives you an opportunity to explore maths in context from different levels and subjects. We are also delighted to have contributions from special guest Cathy Smith of the Open University who will reflect on how and why we use context in teaching maths by linking research perspective to teaching decisions.

We will also be joined by Alastair Bissell who will be leading part of the session in which we will be considering alternative approaches to teaching sequences and series in order to explore the role of contexts and what makes a context authentic.

This webinar is one of an extensive series, taking place as part of our Core Maths Online Festival. The sessions are designed to appeal to all teachers of maths and, in some cases, teachers of other subjects. Each webinar is designed to stand alone and will last approximately 90 minutes. 

Who will benefit from attending?

This session is designed to appeal to Key Stage 3, 4 & 5 maths teachers.


Catherine Van Saarloos
Catherine Van Saarloos
AMSP Core Maths Professional Development Lead


Materials and Equipment

To get the most out of the webinar, we advise that you use a headset with a microphone. If this is not possible, you will be able to communicate by using the chatbox.

Other Information

Those who sign up will be emailed in the days prior to the webinar and again on the day of the webinar with a link to the online meeting room.


The sessions are free of charge to all teachers in England.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

Core Maths

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

90 minutes

Online sessions:





Thu 18th Jun 2020

Course times:

14:00 - 15:30


Free for teachers in England


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

Teacher Support Admin Team
[email protected]
01225 716494

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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