Core Maths Winter Festival with Tim Harford


Our Winter Core Maths Festival is comprised of three one-hour talks by three inspirational speakers. We hope that these will enthuse, challenge and enlighten you and offer a springboard to the creation of, even more, fantastic Core Maths lessons.

Who will benefit from attending?

These sessions are designed to appeal to all maths teachers, regardless of how much experience of Core Maths you have had, if any. These sessions are also likely to appeal to teachers of other subjects that incorporate some mathematical content, such as Biology, Geography and Social Science.


Speaker: Tim Harford

Settle in for an illuminating and engaging Saturday morning Festival session with Tim Harford

Many of you will have experienced the delights of Radio 4’s More or Less and know how relevant the techniques and approaches are when teaching Level 3 Core Maths. Tim’s latest book, ‘How to Make the World Add Up’ takes you even deeper into the land of misinformation and provides ten simple rules for understanding numbers.

Tim will highlight gems from the book, igniting your curiosity and inspiring you to pass these tools on to your students. Tim has even agreed to undertake a Core Maths question live in the session!

Materials and Equipment

During the session, there will be opportunities to ask questions via the chat function on the platform but microphones and webcams are not necessary.


This course is free for teachers from state-funded schools, colleges and academies in England. Teachers based in other parts of the UK or in independent schools and colleges may apply, but places will only be allocated if there is availability.


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:

1 hour

Online sessions:





Sat 16th Jan 2021

Course times:

09:30 - 10:30


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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