Secondary

Secondary

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:

Calling all secondary school Maths teachers in English schools…

We would very much like to hear about your experiences preparing your students for the 9-1 GCSE for Mathematics.

Please complete our short survey Reflecting on the new Maths GCSE which you can access here.   

Additionally you will be able to opt to receive results from this survey, as well as a link to our next 60 Second Survey, if you so wish.

 


Why has continuation funding not been found for the Underground Mathematics Project?

This outstanding project is not yet complete. Ceasing funding at this stage in the project is an extraordinary decision and makes no sense in terms of the government’s declared priorities.

 

We, the Association for Teachers of Mathematics and The Mathematical Association, write to the Secretary of State for Education as two of the subject associations that represent mathematics teachers to ask why continuation funding was not found for the Underground Mathematics project given its success and the emphasis placed on the development of Level 3 mathematics.

 

Read the letter to the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, here.


 

THE SURVEYS LISTED BELOW ARE FOR AWARENESS ONLY.  THEY ARE NOW CLOSED.

 


60 second survey – ‘Uptake of A level mathematics and further mathematics’

If your institution offers A-level mathematics, The Mathematical Association would like to invite you to complete our latest short survey.  Please feel free to extend this invitation to teachers and lecturers in other schools and colleges.

 

You can participate using the link here. 

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MaX2PlTOdRPxxJbk7t7bYPaCGlOX5vqcVcsCelHBd48

 


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 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.