Kent and Medway Teacher Network

The Maths of Migration


The Kent and Medway Teacher Network is a composite of the 3 teacher networks which normally run in our region and which are expected to return in September 2020. Because it runs in an online classroom, it negates the gegraphical challenges that we would normally encounter with network meetings and allows itself tp be opened up to the whole region. It is an AMSP funded project, allowing teachers of maths to meet, collaborate and to share best practice during this period when our schools are closed.


  • Maths of Migration - ideal for KS3/4 students and to support year 11 students with transition to A Level (details below)


The Maths of Migration: We will be joined by Jess Barnecutt from Oaklands School who 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.  This has helped their pupils critically engage with the realities of migration - through maths.  The unit 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
  • As always please encourage colleagues in your school and others to join. This session is particularly useful for KS3 and 4 teachers as well as those teaching the large data set. 

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.

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. 

Sadly, I won’t be able to provide refreshments in the normal way, but I hope that you’ll be able to join us with your own tea/coffee and cake/biscuits! 

Due to the nature of the online classroom, places are strictly limited.  Please complete the booking form on the flyer to request a place.



Materials and Equipment

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

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths, A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Statistics, Use of technology

Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

1.5 hours


London and South East




Mon 22nd Jun 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:

John Heffernan
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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