Cornwall and Devon Teacher Network

Teaching mathematics in context


Cornwall and Devon Teacher Network is an AMSP-funded project, allowing teachers of maths to meet, collaborate and to share best practice. We meet termly and the programme is mainly speaker-led training events and includes informal sessions.


This network meeting will focus on ways of incorporating contextualised modelling and problem solving into the teaching of mathematics. In this meeting we will consider:

  • How best to make the use of data feel 'relatable' and 'authentic'?
  • Differences and similarities in the use of context depending on the age of students.
  • How the maths course being studied makes a difference.
  • The role of the teacher in developing these skills in their students.

Materials and Equipment

The meeting will be on the Zoom platform. 

The link to the meeting will be emailed during the week before the meeting.

You are advised to use a headset or headphones with an inline 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.

In order to fully participate in the meeting please be willing to use your camera and microphone, although if this is impossible the chat option will be available.

As part of our safeguarding procedures please note the following:
(i) It is important that you log in with the names you used when you registered for the meeting otherwise you may not be allowed into the room. If you prefer to use a shortened/alternative name, then do let us know via email in advance of the session.
(ii) You must not pass on any of the registration or Zoom meeting details to anyone else.

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

Core Maths, 11-16 maths, A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving, Curriculum planning, Reasoning, Maths in other subjects

Event format:

Network meeting


South West

Start date:

Wed 15th Jun 2022

Course times:

16:00 - 17:30


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

Margaret Harding
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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