Underground Mathematics

Resources to address the requirements of the new A level

Underground Mathematics offers new, creative resources to support and inspire teachers and students of A level Mathematics. The aim is to make studying mathematics at this level a rich and stimulating experience, enabling all students to explore the connections that underpin mathematics.

To view the Underground Mathematics resources please visit https://undergroundmathematics.org/

This free one day course focuses on using the Underground Mathematics resources to support the overarching themes in the new mathematics A level: proof, problem solving and modelling.


Participants

This course is designed to support all teachers of A level Mathematics. In order to be able to engage in all aspects of the course, participants will need to be confident with the content of AS Core Mathematics. To maximise impact and aid dissemination we encourage schools to send two teachers on this course.


Course Benefits

For the teacher

  • Familiarity with the philosophy of the Underground Mathematics project
  • Opportunity to discuss effective classroom use of the resources
  • Advance planning for the three overarching themes of the new A level

For the student

  • Tasks that make A level Mathematics a rich, coherent and stimulating experience
  • An appreciation of the connected nature of mathematics
  • Developing the skills to tackle unfamiliar problems with confidence

For the school/college

  • More engaging and relevant mathematics lessons
  • Resources that meet the requirements of the new mathematics A level
  • Bespoke departmental meeting activities for delegates to share the resources with colleagues


Course Dates

Venue

Town/city

Course dates
(timings 1000-1600)

Manchester University

Manchester

6th June 2017

Elmhurst Primary School

London

9th June 2017

Harrogate Grammar School

Harrogate

12th June 2017

Portsmouth Academy for Girls

Portsmouth

15th June 2017

Newlands Girls' School

Maidenhead

15th June 2017

City of London Academy

Southwark

21st June 2017

The World of Glass

Merseyside

27th June 2017

Stoke City College

Staffordshire

4th July 2017

Wigston College

Leicestershire

4th July 2017

The Minster School

Nottinghamshire

5th July 2017

Comberton Village College

Cambridge

5th July 2017

National STEM Learning Centre

York

10th July 2017

Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School

Rochester

11th July 2017

St Marylebone CE School

London

12th July 2017

St Paul's Catholic College

West Sussex

17th July 2017

The Maltings College

Halifax

20th July 2017

Notre Dame High School

Sheffield

7th September 2017

The Queen Katherine School

Cumbria

26th September 2017

Carmel College

Darlington

10th October 2017

Outwood Institute of Education Conference Centre

Doncaster

12th October 2017

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

Altrincham

19th October 2017

The Training & Learning Centre, Portsmouth Academy for Girls

Portsmouth

7th November 2017

George Spencer Academy

Nottingham

20th November 2017

Harrogate Grammar

Harrogate

11th December 2017

Denbigh School

Milton Keynes

11th December 2017



Application

Apply using the online application form. Please indicate your chosen venue and date using the drop-down menu on the application form.
This course, including refreshments, lunch and resources, is free of charge to A level Mathematics teachers from state-funded schools and colleges.


Underground Mathematics Regional Conferences

Teachers who have attended Underground Mathematics professional development sessions are invited to attend a free, one-day conference at the National STEM Learning Centre, York, on 12th July 2017.

If you would like further information about this conference please download the flyer or visit the Underground Mathematics website: https://undergroundmathematics.org/conference.

If you would like to attend this conference please complete this application form.


If you would like further information about the course please contact Bernard Murphy
If you are interested in hosting the course in your area, please contact Lorna Kerr.

Alternatively contact the CPD administration team