Research-based guidance and classroom activities for teachers of mathematics

About the activities and resources

The activities and resources used to exemplify the approaches presented on this website and the related book have been selected by the authors from several sources.

Bowland Maths
Bowland Maths makes maths fun and absorbing for pupils aged 11-14. It aims to help change pupils' views of maths by increasing their motivation and enjoyment, which should help increase their confidence and their competence. A second aim is to help teach maths in a different way. 

Key Curriculum
Key Curriculum is a McGraw-Hill Education Company that aims to engage students with effective, relevant, high-quality mathematics software and instructional materials that open their eyes to mathematics in the world around them, develop both conceptual understanding and skills, and ignite their interest in learning.

The National STEM Centre
The National STEM Centre houses the UK’s largest collection of STEM teaching and learning resources, in order to provide teachers of STEM subjects with the ability to access a wide range of high-quality support materials.

The activities used by Key Ideas in Teaching Mathematics are all housed in the National STEM Centre eLibrary, but were developed by a range of different organisations including the Nuffield Foundation, the Department for Education (DfE), SMILE Mathematics, cre8ate maths, and the Shell Centre for Mathematical Education.

NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the public voice of mathematics education in the USA, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research.

The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice. 

RISK at the Institute of Education (the TURS Project)
TURS was a research project at the Institute of Education, funded by the Wellcome Trust. The research team investigated how mathematics and science teachers make sense of the concept of risk, how the concept figures in their teaching, and what new possibilities exist for teaching where a cross-curricular and technology-enhanced approach is taken.

Risps (Rich Starting Points for A Level Core Mathematics)
Risps is a collection of forty open-ended investigative activities for the A level Pure Mathematics classroom. The activities have been developed by Jonny Griffiths, a teacher at Paston College in Norfolk. The website was originally written as part of a Gatsby Teacher Fellowship.

Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education
The Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education aims to promote the improvement of statistical education, training and understanding at all ages.  

VIT: Visual Inference Tools
VIT is a developing collection of software modules for use in teaching and learning experiences aimed at developing the core concepts of statistical inference. The project is led by Chris Wild. Work on program infrastructure was begun by Garrett Grolemund (Rice University) and continued by Ben Stevenson and Simon Potter of the University of Auckland.

WisWeb is Freudenthal Institute's website for secondary math education (students of 12 to 18 years old). The main focus of the site is applets; small computer programs that run over the internet. Moreover, the site offers information on the DME, the Digital Math Environment.