11-16 maths resources
Teaching and learning resources
The resources on these pages have been developed by the AMSP and the legacy 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!
GCSE to AS/A level Mathematics transition resources
These resources 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 week, until 8 June 2020, we will release a new set of resources. Each set should provide 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.
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®. As part of MEI’s package of support for school/college closures, teacher and student access (via shared accounts) is currently available for free to schools/colleges that register with the AMSP. In addition, MEI is currently allowing schools and colleges to subscribe to these resources free of charge. Subscription provides you with individual teacher and individual student accounts, enabling use of the online tests and student management features. Details of how to apply for this enhanced access are available on the MEI website.
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.
Year 10 Support
These resources are designed to take your students beyond the curriculum and provide them with an opportunity to look at maths because it is interesting and fun!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
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
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
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
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
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.