Dorset and South Wiltshire Online Network

Tea, Cake and Proof!


The Dorset and South Wiltshire Online 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.


Proof is arguably the single most important topic in the Maths curriculum, so why do we find it such a challenge to give students a good grounding in this?

On this day, we’ll look at teaching proof from the basics upwards, including communicating mathematically and how to go about transferring the proof experience you have gathered over years into the brains of your students in a few weeks. We will work on examples from multiple sources and electronic copies of all resources used will be available after the event.

The day is 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 and AMSP Area Coordinator and is now on the AMSP National Team as the Coordinator for Online Professional Development. 

The draft outline for the day (this may be subject to change) is as follows:

Time Session content
14:00 Arrival, tea
14:30 The Basics - What are we talking about? The Proof of the Pudding
15:20 Communication – Maths is a language; precision and efficiency
16:10 Break and reflect
16:30 How do you solve a problem like Maryam? Proof around a theme
17:20 Reflection and takeaways
17:30 Close

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths, A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:


Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

3 hours


South West


Blandford School,
Milldown Road,
Blandford Forum,
DT11 7SQ


Thu 14th Jul 2022

Course times:

14:30 - 17:30


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

Jo Denton
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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