The proof toolbox - supporting AS level students in developing A level approaches


Students at AS level will have seen a number of methods for proof in their mathematical careers but may not have managed to organise what they have seen into a coherent set of techniques which they can draw on when needed. In this session we’ll look at the meta-skills of proof – not just the ‘how’ of it but also how teachers can transfer the experience they have built efficiently to their students.


  • To support teachers in analysing proof examples to extract the most use from them
  • To support teachers in finding ways to transfer proof experience efficiently to students
  • To share different examples of proof and refresh our enthusiasm for challenging mathematics

Who will benefit from attending?

All teachers of Higher GCSE, AS and A level Mathematics who would like to develop their teaching of proof. 





  • Room available for informal chat and getting comfortable. Don't forget to bring your coffee and biscuits!


  • Why and how to analyse a proof question
  • Squeezing the max from some juicy proofs
  • Breakout room discussion (if numbers permit): 
  • What are the high level messages from this set of proofs?


  • Feedback from discussions and reflect on what we’ve seen


  • Close

Materials and Equipment

The AMSP uses BigBlueButton (BBB), which is an online conferencing system that allows participants to collaborate in real time. It is easy to use and has features which enable a tutor and participants to communicate live on-line by using audio, video, instant messaging and, if needed, writing on a shared virtual whiteboard.

The session will be remote and will take place on the BigBlueButton platform, as such you will need a laptop/desktop computer or other internet enabled device. 

We will set up the classroom and send you the classroom link, via e-mail, shortly before the session is due to start. 

BBB is designed to be used on a variety of platforms but you will get the best experience via a desktop or laptop computer, running either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as the browser. Note: Internet Explorer and Edge are not suitable currently.

It is advised that you check the requirements to access the online classroom in advance of the live session that you will be attending. You can do this at any time. 

You will need a webcam, microphone and headphones/speakers to take engage fully.

Other Information

The day is led by Jo Sibley who lives on the sunny south coast in Poole and has taught Maths and Further Maths for 22 years. She has been an FMSP Area Coordinator and is now on the AMSP National Team as the Coordinator for Online Professional Development. 


This event is for participants from state - funded schools and colleges. Applications from independent schools will be accepted and places will only be granted if there is availability. 

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, 11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Pure, Problem solving, Reasoning

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

1.5 hours


Yorkshire and the Humber


Wed 9th Jun 2021

Course times:

17:00 - 18:30




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

Raj Kumar
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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