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.

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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 Psychology

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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 4

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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 data

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Visualising the Climate Crisis

Festive activity involving estimating and measurement to explore the impact of fast fashion on the climate

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Climate Change resources

MEI has worked in collaboration with the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) to produce a suite of climate change focused maths resources.

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Online Desmos taster activities

Ideal to set as independent tasks for students to get a feel for Core Maths

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Integrating Mathematical Problem Solving

Activities developed by MEI to show how maths and statistics are used in solving real problems

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Where’s the maths in that?

Choose a photograph and display it, ask "Where is the Maths in that?" and let the ideas flow!

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Support to help you get started with Core Maths

Cat Van Sarloos, the AMSP's Core Maths Professional Development Lead, has created a padletOpens a new window which contains all the information you need to get started with Core Maths, including links to specifications, resources and free PD.

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Further resources

  • The STEM libraryOpens a new window includes the extensive resources developed by the Core Maths Support Programme (CMSP).
  • QUIBANSOpens a new window (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?Opens a new window - Graphs, maps and charts from The NY Times - and an invitation to students to discuss them live.

Promotional materials

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].

Core Maths postcard - Sport Science and PE
Sport Science and PE
Core Maths postcard - Psychology
Psychology
Core Maths postcard - Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care
Core Maths postcard - Geography and Sociology
Geography and Sociology
Core Maths postcard - Business and Economics
Business and Economics
Core Maths postcard - Biology and Environmental Science
Biology and Environmental Science
Core Maths poster - Sport Science and PE
Sport Science and PE
Core Maths poster - Psychology
Psychology
Core Maths poster - Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care
Core Maths poster - Geography and Sociology
Geography and Sociology
Core Maths poster - Business and Economics
Business and Economics
Core Maths poster - Biology and Environmental Science
Biology and Environmental Science

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.