Problem Solving at A level


This two-part online course will explore how teachers can increase student confidence and support the development of strategies for tackling unfamiliar problems.

It includes teacher activities and student resources that can be immediately used in the classroom, and time to consider application across the curriculum and scheme of work, and dissemination to colleagues.

Each of the two sessions will include materials to try out before the session.  There will be a break during the session for teachers to try mathematical activities offline before returning for discussions.

The second session, 30 March, is not a stand-alone and will follow up the ideas introduced in the first session.


  • To share ideas and strategies for developing problem solving within your mathematics curriculum for all of your students, presented in the context of A level mathematics
  • To support the development of curriculum planning

Who will benefit from attending?

All current and aspiring teachers of A level mathematics wishing to explore additional approaches to this aspect of mathematics.

Materials and Equipment

You will need access to a good internet connection, using Chrome or Firefox as a browser. You will benefit from a headset with a microphone to engage with the live sessions.  To interact with the session a laptop or desktop computer will be more suitable than a tablet.


All teachers are eligible for this course, however free places are available only to teachers in state-funded schools, colleges and academies in England. Applications for free places will be checked to verify eligibility.


This course is free of charge to teachers working in state-funded schools, colleges and academies in England, otherwise the fee is £95.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

6 hours


West Midlands


Tue 2nd Mar 2021

Course times:

13:30 - 17:00


Free for state-funded schools; £95 otherwise


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

Christine Watson
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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