East of England Mathematics Teacher Network

Exploring Quadratics from KS3 to KS5


The East of England Mathematics Teacher Network is an AMSP-funded project allowing teachers of maths to meet, to collaborate and to share professional development. We meet regularly and the programme is a mixture of interactive discussion and speaker-led training events.


  • Enhance subject knowledge at key stages 3&4 as well as exploring how the topic leads into AS level Mathematics
  • Preparing to use classroom resources including visual representations with students


This network session explores the teaching of Quadratics from KS3 to AS level and considers the links between topics and Key Stages. It is aimed at supporting teacher's own understanding of the key topics in order to help students' transition from GCSE to AS level Mathematics.

Content of the session:

  • Expanding Brackets
  • Factorising
  • Completing the square
  • Using the Quadratic Formula
  • The Discriminant
  • Links to sketching quadratics

Materials and Equipment

This meeting will be held using Zoom.

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.

You are advised to use a headset or headphones with a microphone to provide the best sound quality and to prevent audio issues for other users. A laptop with a built-in webcam and microphone may be sufficient if you’re in a quiet area but please take the time to check this before the session.

Discussion will be both via audio and chat boxes. Please join with a microphone if possible. Joining with your camera on would be most welcome but, of course, not compulsory.

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths, A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:


Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

1.5 hours




Mon 21st Jun 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:

Joanna Deko
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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