11-16 maths resources
Teaching and learning resources
The resources on these pages have been developed by the AMSP and the Further Mathematics Support Programme (FMSP) for your students to use to deepen understanding and enrich their mathematical diet. We have linked them to different areas of the curriculum to make it easier to identify the topics on which the activity is based. Activities can be used to introduce topics, to consolidate knowledge, to develop skills or as an extension once a topic has been completed. They vary in the level of difficulty so there should be something there for all of your students!
In addition to working towards these two 11-16 extension qualifications, the resources are also suitable for helping Year 11 students prepare for AS/A level Mathematics:
Resources for the AQA Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics
Resources to support the teaching and learning of this qualification are available on Integral®. Teacher access is available for free to schools that register with the AMSP.
Resources for the OCR Level 3 FSMQ in Additional Mathematics
Resources to support the teaching and learning of this qualification are available within Integral®. Teacher and student access (via shared accounts) is currently available for free to schools that register with the AMSP, as part of MEI’s package of support for school/college closures.
In addition, thanks to sponsorship from OCR, subscriptions for these resources allowing individual student access and opening up the possibility of tracking progress via online tests are currently free of charge to OCR centres. Further details of this free subscription, together with an application form, are available on the MEI website.
Motivating Students at Key Stage 4
The AMSP has put together a package of support for Key Stage 4 teachers to help with maintaining the interest of students in maths, motivate their learning and encourage them to consider studying maths post-16.Go to resource
Black History Month 2021
The AMSP has gathered a range of resources, links and events to support maths teachers as they plan learning opportunities for Black History Month 2021.Go to resource
These activities work really well as enrichment lessons or as part of an ‘activity day’. They offer the opportunity for your students to step outside of the curriculum for a while and have fun doing mathematics and seeing where it can take them!Go to resource
This resource is designed for 11-16 students and focuses on the gender pay gap. It also delves into why students should study maths after GCSE and details the post-16 maths options that are available to them, specifically focusing on Core Maths.Go to resource
Maths Club Activities
These resources are designed to support the many Maths Clubs that schools run across the country. Each activity is fully resourced and accessible to all 11-16 students at different levels.Go to resource
Practice and competition materials produced for the Maths Feast enrichment competition for Year 10 students.Go to resource
Online Enrichment Event recordings
The AMSP has been running interactive live Online Enrichment Events for Year 10 students. Attending these events live isn’t always possible so we've recorded shows that we're no longer running and provided accompanying teacher notes.Go to recordings
Taster lessons of maths beyond GCSE
This set of resources provide two taster sessions for each of Core Maths, A level Mathematics and A level Further Mathematics. They are designed either for use in the classroom or for students to work on independently.Go to resource
Visualising inequality (by hand)
These resources provide opportunities for students to explore economic inequality data and graphs, and to consider how hand-drawn data visualisations can be used to tell a story with data. They also link to careers and highlight the importance of mathematical skills in Social Science.Go to resource
Visualising the Climate Crisis
These resources are designed to raise awareness of the impact of fast fashion on the climate. There are four different versions of the resource, each aimed at a different age range. They come with a presentation, teacher notes and a worksheet.Go to resource
Where maths meets... the world of work!
These videos and activities are designed to use in class with your students. The activities all contain contextualised teaching points linked to careers and will help you to achieve Gatsby Benchmark 4 (linking careers to the curriculum). Some of the activities are written by employers and so are particularly authentic.Go to resource
Where's the maths in that?
These resources are designed to demonstrate to students that maths can be found all around them. They are very easy to use, simply display a photograph and ask “Where is the maths in that?”Go to resource
A set of six postcards and six posters are available to help you to promote Core Maths to your students, and feature problems your students can attempt. If you would like to receive printed copies of these items, please send a request to [email protected].
We've developed a 30 minute presentation for students and parents/carers about the importance of studying maths post-GCSE. It outlines the options available, and provides compelling reasons for choosing to take an advanced maths qualification.
Core Maths Skills online course
Students who intend to study Core Maths may find it helpful to revise the GCSE skills they’ll need to use in their studies. The same goes for students who are starting a non-maths A level subject with some mathematical content, such as Biology, Psychology, Geography or Business, and/or a level 3 vocational course.
The AMSP’s self-study Core Maths Skills course is designed for just that. It supports students with the transition to their new level 3 courses.
The course covers topics such as Estimation and accuracy, Interpreting graphs and charts (statistics for life), and Probability. It provides full solutions to all questions and automatically marked online tests. Students can sign up for this course for free. Teachers in AMSP-registered schools and colleges can access this course using their shared teacher Integral account. If your school is not yet registered with the AMSP, you can do so now for free on the AMSP website.
GCSE to AS/A level Mathematics transition resources
Your students may find it useful to explore our Supporting students’ transition to level 3 study support package, which is part of our wider support for education recovery due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. It includes resources to support students through the transition to level 3 study, and to help you to promote the continued study of maths.
The support package includes the Essential Skills resources which have been developed to support your students in smoothing the transition from GCSE to AS and A level Mathematics. They focus on six essential skills and how these are applied across a series of key topics. Included in each section are a skills check, a chance to ‘practise and explore’ and extension and enrichment ideas for further investigation.
Each set of these resources provides approximately three hours of work for students. They are fully resourced with either written worked solutions, video solutions or links to websites. The extension activities will help to further develop ideas, according to the students’ engagement and interest. Printable versions of the resources for you to give to students with limited access to technology are available from the teacher notes page.
The support package also includes our Transition to A level Mathematics online course which is a free self-study online course designed to ensure students experience a smooth transition from GCSE to A level Mathematics. The course focuses on the techniques and concepts from Higher Tier GCSE, which will be further developed at A level. It also gets students thinking about the key mathematical concepts that underpin A level Mathematics. Students can sign up for this course for free. Teachers in AMSP-registered schools can access this course using their school’s shared Integral account. If your school is not yet registered with the AMSP, you can do so now for free on the AMSP website.