The MA, the first subject teaching association ever formed in England, has always focused on developing and supporting school mathematics.

Four of the MA's journals (with issues between 3 and 5 times a year) are ideal for the 11-16 age range: 'Mathematics in Schools', 'Equals', 'SYMmetryplus' and 'Mathematical Pie'. The MA also publishes books aimed at secondary teachers. The 11-16 subcommittee monitors developments, responds to consultations (e.g. on the revised Key Stage 3, Functional skills, twin GCSEs) and produces resources.



60 Second Survey for teachers in secondary schools in England


The 11-16 subcommittee is now running a new 60 Second Survey entitled ‘Maths Hubs’.   You can participate using this link .


Sue Forest (11-16 Subcommittee)


60 Second Survey on Recruitment and Retention in Secondary Schools   (Summer 2016)

This survey was noted by the TES who then printed an article about the staffing crisis for Maths teaching in late July.

Online coverage followed, on three occasions, in the TES, which you can view via these links:  Link 1 :  Link 2  :  Link 3        

Many thanks to David Miles, Chair of Publicity and Media for the MA,  for undertaking the liaison work with the TES which followed their request to publish our survey results.

If you would like a reminder of our questions, please use this link

For results including the comments from participants (563 of them!) this is the link.


Websites of the Month

Countdown to the Games

Free online mathematical resources under the title of 'Maths & Sport: Countdown to the Games' which have been developed by the Millennium Mathematics Project at the University of Cambridge.

These explore mathematics and science in real-world contexts, through the context of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The content can be sorted either by sport or by key stage and it includes material for key stages 1, 2 and 5 as well as 3 and 4.