Slough and Windsor Teacher Network

Fun with Proof - how understanding of proof can support students in KS5


Slough and Windsor Teacher Network is an AMSP-funded project, allowing teachers of A level Mathematics to meet, collaborate and to share best practice. We meet between 4 and 6 times per academic year. The programme is mainly speaker-led training events and may include informal sessions. The events will be a mix of online and face to face events.


Proof is arguably the single most important topic in the A level Maths curriculum, so why do we find it such a challenge to give students a good grounding in this? In this session, we’ll look at teaching proof from some basics upwards and consider how we can distil the experience we have gathered into something that students can benefit from swiftly.

The meeting will be led by Jo Sibley who lives on the sunny south coast in Poole and has taught Maths and Further Maths for 21 years. She has been an FMSP Area Coordinator and is now on the AMSP National Team as the Coordinator for Online Professional Development.


  • Teaching proof from the basics upwards, including communicating mathematically
  • Transferring the proof experience you have gathered over years into the brains of your students
  • Share different examples of proof and refresh our enthusiasm for challenging mathematics

Who will benefit from attending?

All teachers of A level Mathematics who would like to develop their teaching of proof

Related meetings

This session will focus on proof in the A level classroom. There is a related session on 16th June focusing on proof at GCSE level and the transition to A level; more information and to sign up is here . Teachers are welcome to attend both events if they wish.

Materials and Equipment

We recommend that you have the following available for the session:

  •  working microphone, to facilitate discussion
  • A beverage of your choice, working on the principle that "a mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems..."

Electronic copies of all resources used will be available after the event.


The event will be held via Zoom and the link will be sent out on the day of the event.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Pure, Problem solving

Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

1.5 hours


Tue 18th May 2021

Course times:

16:30 - 18:00


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

Yvonne Scott, Nas Basra
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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