Professional Learning


Registration

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. We also carry out action research in partnership with teachers. We are committed to supporting schools and colleges and have been delivering professional learning since 2014. We have supported hundreds of teachers from schools/colleges across Wales. Whilst our Professional Learning (PL) focusses mainly (though not exclusively) on KS5 in terms of content, all courses also aim to develop effective pedagogy and supports the Curriculum for Wales in this.

The FMSPW has developed an extensive range of resources that we are very happy to share with teachers. Registration also gives 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, most topics in the Additional Mathematics Level 2 certificate and STEP examinations.

Registration also gives access to our range of free training opportunities including one-day workshops, on-line sessions, topic/module specific sessions, in-school options as well as longer courses. See Professional Learning opportunities below.

To access the above, please Register here

Local Support

Area Coordinators

You will have an Area Coordinator (AC) for your part of Wales. There are also a Lead members of the team for Professional Learning, Resources etc. Their details are here. You can contact the PL Lead or your local AC to discuss your PL needs.

Curriculum Support

Our Materials
  • A fully resourced Scheme of Work for Mathematics and Further Mathematics A-levels
  • Mathematics AS Flipped Classroom Videos
  • Mathematics AS Exam Question Revision Videos
  • AS Mathematics Reinforcement
  • Mathematics A2 Flipped Classroom Videos
  • Mathematics A2 Exam Question Revision Videos
  • Further Mathematics AS Flipped Classroom Videos
  • Further Mathematics AS Revision Videos
  • Further Mathematics A2 Flipped Classroom Videos
  • Further Mathematics A2 Revision Videos
  • Various Transition and Enrichment video series
  • Access to Integral Resources for Mathematics and Further Mathematics A-levels

For Curriculum Support Materials go to our Curriculum Support page.

Latest Professional Learning Events

2021-2022 Teaching Statistics Trust Lecture - We are living in an increasingly data-centric world, where it is essential for everyone to have a statistical awareness and build upon their statistical senses....
Vectors workshop - WhatVectors workshopWhoKS5 TeachersWhen2-hour evening session – 3rd February 2022HowRemote live sessionsTo bookb.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information The workshop will focus on the vector work of the Further Maths AS Unit 1 specification. The major concepts will be introduced with, where appropriate, the aid of Geogebra and then applied to a range of exam style questions.
Further Maths Unit 4 Professional Learning - What Further Maths Unit 4 Professional Learning Who KS5 teachers When Spring and Summer Term 2021/2022 How Face-to face/ hybrid sessions and live sessions remotely To book b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information This course will give a comprehensive coverage of FMU4 and is aimed at teachers who currently deliver AS-level Further Maths and would like to deliver… Read More »Further Maths Unit 4 Professional Learning
Introduction to teaching A-level Mathematics Unit 3 and 4 Professional Learning - What Introduction to teaching A-level Mathematics Unit 3 and 4 Who KS5 teachers When 4 online 3-hour sessions held on a Saturday. Spring term 2021/2022 How Online Live sessions To book b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information This course is intended for colleagues who have some experience of teaching AS Mathematics and wish to develop their approach to… Read More »Introduction to teaching A-level Mathematics Unit 3 and 4 Professional Learning
GCSE Higher Tier Professional Learning Course - What GCSE Higher Tier Professional Learning Course Who Teachers for whom mathematics is perhaps not their main subject. When 4 online 3-hour sessions held on a Saturday in Spring Term 2022 How Online live sessions To book b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information An opportunity for teachers, for whom mathematics is perhaps not their main subject, to consider… Read More »GCSE Higher Tier Professional Learning Course
Additional Maths + Desmos Classroom - Are you about to start teaching Additional Maths?
Volunteers needed for PL Opportunity - Our initial aim is to produce a number of questions for WJEC Mathematics A-Level
Intermediate Geogebra in Welsh Medium - Delivery Remote live session Dates Autumn Term 2021/2022 Cost Free for state funded schools or colleges To book b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information This workshop will build upon the basics of Geogebra and will concentrate on Check Boxes and Text Boxes, Geogebra Spreadsheets and Buttons and their applications to Mathematical Modelling, Functions, Transformations, Newton’s method for solving… Read More »Intermediate Geogebra in Welsh Medium
Using Geogebra for FMU1 and FMU4 - Delivery Remote live session Dates Session 1: Wednesday 13th October 16:00-17:30 or Thursday 14th October 19:00- 20:30Session 2: Wednesday 10th November 16:00-17:30 or Thursday 11th November 19:00-20:30 Cost Free for state funded schools or colleges To book b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information This course will assume basic familiarity with Geogebra and will concentrate on ways in which Geogebra can be used… Read More »Using Geogebra for FMU1 and FMU4
First order differential equations - Delivery Remote live session Dates Autumn Term 2021/2022 Cost Free for state funded schools or colleges To book b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information Whilst it clear that, as a result of the disruption in the last academic year, the formation of simple differential equations will not be examined by the WJEC in 2022, there is still an… Read More »First order differential equations

Case Studies

Radyr Comprehensive School “I have gained confidence and will be able to teach Further Maths Unit 2 next year, which helps Radyr Comprehensive School continue to offer Further Maths…” Read more … 

Ysgol Penglais “I really enjoyed using the self-study resources. I was able to work at my own pace.” Read more … 

Monmouth Comprehensive School “The teachers enjoyed this format of Professional Learning. They found having the slides and resources before the directed support session very useful.” Read more … 

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 …