Teachers

Autumn 2020

Geogebra Workshop

A series of three 1 ½ hour workshops on "Teams"

It is intended that participants attend all three sessions

Geogebra is a free Maths tool which enables the easy production of graphs, geometrical investigations and data analysis on screen. Many of the more complex ideas of both the Maths and the Further Maths specifications become much more tangible when Geogebra is used to produce visualisations of the concepts. The first workshop session will concentrate on basic Geogebra skills and how they can be used to illustrate and develop concepts from Maths unit 1, the second session will look at applications of Geogebra to the Applied Maths encountered in Maths units 2 and 4 and the final session will consider the use of Geogebra within the AS modules of Further Maths. There are many different versions of Geogebra available to download. FMSPW has decided to standardise on Geogebra Classic 5 and this will be the version that will be used for these workshops. Each workshop will take place as a one-hour-and-a-half session, on Zoom. A Resource pack will be provided before each session which will detail the examples that will be worked on together during the session The workshop will take place in the English medium, with a Welsh medium assistant present at each session.

To attend please contact b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk 4by the 25th September 2020, with the name of your school and what day you would prefer to attend.

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Resources for summer 2020

In addition to the resources available directly to (learners), teachers will also be able to access a wide variety of materials/resources/videos available through the FMSP Wales dropbox to get access please email: fmspwales@swansea.ac.uk, more resources to support the teaching of A Level Maths and Further Maths are available free on the (Integral) website which can be accessed by (Registering) with FMSP Wales.

Resources will cover all the topics and the full curriculum for AS/A Level Maths and Further Maths as well as enrichment materials aimed at stretching mathematics students in Key stage 4 and 5.

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Teachers will receive regular email updates and links from FMSP Wales over the summer term.


Supporting Mathematics Teachers in Wales

The FMSPW provides advice, resources and professional learning to teachers to help enrich the mathematical experience of students and promote the continued study of mathematics.

The FMSPW is committed to supporting schools and colleges and has been delivering professional learning since 2014, we have supported hundreds of teachers from schools/colleges across Wales.

Professional Learning courses 2020

The FMSPW has developed an extensive range of resources that we are very happy to share with teachers.

All schools and colleges in Wales are invited to register with the FMSPW to obtain free single user teacher access to the Integral Further Maths resources (Integral). The resources include materials to support the teaching and learning of A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, Additional Mathematics Level 2 certificate and STEP, MAT and AEA examinations.

We are very pleased to offer a range of free training opportunities including one-day workshops, on-line sessions, topic/module specific sessions, in-school options as well as longer courses delivered at a nearby University.

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Innovation and Creativity in Mathematics Teaching

One-day conference for Mathematics teachers

Swansea University, Bay Campus

Postponed until 2021.

Courses 2020

Spring / Summer 2020

A Level Maths and Further Maths

  • South Wales - FM Unit 2 - Statistics
  • South Wales - FM Unit 3 - Mechnanics
  • Mid and South Wales - Tailored in-school sessions on any topic/module FM1,FM2,FM3,FM4, FM5 and/or FM6
  • South Wales - Geogebra

In-school Professional Learning

FMSPW is also very pleased to be able to ofer tailored in-school support on any topics from the following modules: FM1, FM2, FM3, FM4, FM5, FM6, A Level Maths Unit 2 or Unit 4 and Level 2 Additional Maths. With the aim to increase teaching capacity in the future. FMSPW can provide free full or half day workshops for 2 or more members of staff. Courses would be at a time to suit the school/college.

"With the retirement of our former HOD 2 years ago, there was no one confident enough to deliver the FM course. Thanks to the support of the FMSPW we are now running the FM AS course at school and hope to continue this into the future"

To discuss your requirements and book in-school professional learning please email c.e.musselwhite@swansea.ac.uk


Course Costs

All the professional learning opportunities are free for teachers from state funded schools and colleges. A contribution towards supply cover costs are paid for weekday courses at a fixed rate of £100 per person per day

Case Studies

  • Jenitta Sage - Cowbridge Comprehensive School
  • “As a result of attending, Cowbridge Comprehensive School have now added Geogebra to their scheme of work. ”Read more ...

  • Tara Bullas - Monmouth Comprehensive School
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  • Emma Pugh - Porthcawl Comprehensive School
  • “We have had bespoke training on topics that we have requested and we have been able to train up all our staff . ”Read more ...

  • Gwenallt Jones - Ysgold Bro Teifi
  • “I feel confident in teaching the statistics units and gaining the resources required to teach the syllabus and whole content. . ”Read more ...

  • Clare Power- Bishop Vaughan Roman Catholic School
  • “The course was good for meeting other teachers and certainly got my brain working on the more difficult Further Maths topics. ”Read more ...

  • Helen Hayes- Bryn Elian High School
  • “Excellent course, it covered the whole syllabus of FP1 and I feel much more confident now with explanations and reasoning behind methods. ”Read more ...

  • Laura Makarek - Caldicot School
  • “It gives you the opportunity to learn new techniques not only from the tutor but from the other teachers on the course. It has given me confidence to deliver FP1. ”Read more ...

  • Stuart Ball - Caerleon Comprehensive School
  • “I have a much deeper knowledge of the course and feel confident to tackle many topics from several different approaches. ”Read more ...

    For further information and/or any questions please email c.e.musselwhite@swnasea.ac.uk or 01792 606609.