Bringing remote learning to life - Free tools to enhance your online geography lessons


This event is part of the Geography and Core Maths Initiative, which is being run in conjunction with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) For further information and resources see

Desmos is free and easy to use software that can help improve the engagement of your remote pupils and deepen their understanding of data skills. It can be used to create engaging and powerful activities for both synchronous and asynchronous teaching.  

Teachers will get the opportunity to create their own online activities for students, including card sorts and data analysis. They will also discover many pre-made activities which they can take straight to their lessons.

The session aims to equip teachers with a toolbox of methods that can be used to illuminate the mathematics content in geography courses. 


  • To be able to create, set and adapt Desmos activities to enhance engagement and students' understanding
  • Provide examples of maths problems that could be used in the teaching of students in geography
  • Network and share ideas with fellow teachers

Who will benefit from attending?

This session is aimed at non-maths teachers, in particular, teachers of geography.

If you are a maths teacher please look here to see our suite of free Core Maths teacher support including our Core Maths Common Topics course as well as our on demand Core Maths top ups professional development.

Materials and Equipment

Participants should expect to be proactive in communicating during sessions, so the use of microphones and webcams is encouraged. It would be helpful, but not essential, if you have signed up for a Desmos account prior to the session (this can be done by visiting the Desmos home page)

It would also be useful to have a folder of saved pictures that could be used to create a card sort.

Other Information

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


The sessions are free of charge to all teachers from UK state-funded schools and colleges. Teachers from independent schools can participate, subject to the availiability of places.

Key Facts

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Mathematical focus:

Statistics, Problem solving, Use of technology, Reasoning

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

2 hours




Mon 25th Jan 2021

Course times:

16:00 - 18:00


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

Lorna Eldridge
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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