The Mathematical Association has a long-standing commitment to post-16 mathematics education, in schools, colleges, universities and other settings. We seek to provide a channel by which teachers can share their practice and views. We develop and disseminate resources to support teaching and learning, and to inform other parties. We make representations to public bodies, giving voice to the concerns of our members, in response to consultations and proactively.
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 Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)
For the past 25 years, the Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) has run an intensive mathematics program each summer for approximately eighty advanced secondary school students. The 6-week program is held at Boston University in the U.S. and directed by Professor Glenn Stevens, who founded the program in 1989.
Thanks to generous funding from the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) at Oxford, the CMI-PROMYS International Alliance is now offering ten European students full scholarships to the program followed by full scholarships to the week-long Oxford Masterclasses in Combinatorics at Oxford University. Airfare and room and board would be included for both programs, and there are no financial requirements for eligibility. The deadline for student applications is 1st May.