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

Portsmouth Academy for Girls

Portsmouth

9th January 2017

City of London Academy

Southwark

17th January 2017

Shrewsbury Sixth Form College

Shrewsbury

25th January 2017

National STEM Learning Centre

York

30th January 2017

Stoke Sixth Form College

Staffordshire

9th Febraury 2017

The Oxford Academy

Oxford

9th Febraury 2017

The Harris Academy

London

21st February 2017

The Minster School

Nottinghamshire

28th February 2017

The World of Glass

Merseyside

1st March 2017

All Saints C of E Academy

Plymouth

3rd March 2017

Notre Dame High School

Sheffield

13th March 2017

St Marylebone CE School

London

14th March 2017

De Ferrers Academy

Staffordshire

20th March 2017

Carmel College

Darlington

21st March 2017

The Chase School

Worcestershire

22nd March 2017

CLF Institute, King’s Oak Academy

Bristol

22nd March 2017

The Canterbury Academy

Kent

27th March 2017

Denbigh School

Milton Keynes

28th March 2017

Burgess Hill Girls

Burgess Hill

24th April 2017

Outwood Institute

Doncaster

25th April 2017

Cambourne Village College

Cambridge

27th April 2017

George Spencer Academy

Nottingham

4th May 2017

Elmhurst Primary School

London

3rd May 2017

Harrogate Grammar School

Harrogate

11th May 2017

Launceston College

Plymouth

18th May 2017

Portsmouth Academy for Girls

Portsmouth

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

The Minster School

Nottinghamshire

5th July 2017

National STEM Learning Centre

York

10th July 2017

St Marylebone CE School

London

12th July 2017

St Paul's Catholic College

West Sussex

17th July 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

On the one-day course you will hear about the regional conferences that the UM writing team is running. Places on these conferences are strictly for delegates from the one-day courses. If you would like to attend one of the conferences 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