Core Maths Summer Festival - Data Science Short Course for Core Maths students


Whilst studying the Core Maths course, a growing enthusiasm for the ways in which maths can be applied to situations met in work and life, coupled with a greater awareness of the potential demands of the next stage of their education leaves many of our students wanting more. Data has been described as ‘the new oil’ and Data Science is an exciting and rapidly growing area of work that has already made its way into a significant number of university courses across the country.

MEI has developed a free set of self-study resources to introduce Core Maths students to the wonders of Data Science. This is a series of lessons including videos and programming activities in Python (though no prior experience of coding is required). The lessons are designed to be studied as an optional course alongside Core Maths. In this session we will explore the resources and how they can be used with your students.

Tom Button is the MEI Mathematics Mathematics Technology Specialist and leading MEI’s work on the development of Data Science courses and materials for pre-university students. 

Follow Tom on Twitter: @mathstechnology

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.

Materials and Equipment

The sessions take place on Zoom.

We aim to emulate as much of the ‘face-to-face’ experience as possible and strongly encourage you to put your webcam on for some or all of the session. Please also come prepared to discuss and reflect for short periods in breakout rooms as this will be a feature of most of the sessions.


All teachers are eligible to apply for a place at the festival. If the festival becomes over-subscribed, teachers from state-funded schools and colleges are given priority; this may mean that we may be unable to provide places to non-state-sector applicants.


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:

2.0 hours




Thu 15th Jul 2021

Course times:

16:00 - 18:00


Free for teachers in England


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

Kirsty Woods
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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