Core Maths resources
The resources on these pages have been developed by the AMSP and partners we've worked with. All have been developed or can be used to support students' Core Maths learning, deepening and extending their numeracy and problem-solving skills.
Extensive support for teaching and learning in Core Maths
Core Maths Platform
An extensive collection of specification-specific Core Maths resources for teachers and students. Includes: schemes of work, student and teacher resources and auto-marked assessments.Find out more
Core Maths Skills course
An online self-study course which is designed to support students with the transition to Year 12 to study Core Maths, Biology, Geography and/or PsychologyFind out more
Resources to support Core Maths lessons and activities
Where maths meets... the world of work!
Short videos paired with activities linking the maths curriculum to careers. Particularly useful for promoting Core Maths to Key Stage 3 and 4Go to resource
Visualising inequality (by hand)
Explore economic inequality data and graphs, and to consider how hand-drawn data visualisations can be used to tell a story with dataGo to resource
Visualising the Climate Crisis
Festive activity involving estimating and measurement to explore the impact of fast fashion on the climateGo to resource
Climate Change resources
MEI has worked in collaboration with the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) to produce a suite of climate change focused maths resources.Go to resource
Online Desmos taster activities
Ideal to set as independent tasks for students to get a feel for Core MathsGo to resource
Integrating Mathematical Problem Solving
Activities developed by MEI to show how maths and statistics are used in solving real problemsGo to resource
Where’s the maths in that?
Choose a photograph and display it, ask "Where is the Maths in that?" and let the ideas flow!Go to resource
Support to help you get started with Core Maths
Cat Van Sarloos, the AMSP's Core Maths Professional Development Lead, has created a padlet which contains all the information you need to get started with Core Maths, including links to specifications, resources and free PD.
- The STEM library includes the extensive resources developed by the Core Maths Support Programme (CMSP).
- QUIBANS (Questions Inspired By A News Story) is blog site with lots of news items that can be used to provoke mathematical questions.
- What's Going On in This Graph? - Graphs, maps and charts from The NY Times - and an invitation to students to discuss them live.
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.