The MSPW supports the enrichment of students’ experience of mathematics through organising events and providing stimulating resources. Formats used to provide enrichment opportunities include:

  • Workshops and Hands-on Sessions
  • Quizzes and Competitions
  • Presentations and lectures
  • Taster sessions for A level Mathematics & Further Mathematics and University Mathematics
  • Student Conferences

11 – 16 Resources

Many 11-16 maths resources have been gathered together in Integral and ‘scored’ according to difficulty so you can choose activities appropriate to your knowledge and interests. These resources cover both specific topics and more general skills such as problem solving and modelling. Some activities are designed for independent or individual work while some are better suited to group work. You can click this button to log into Integral as a guest and see what’s on offer.

Other Sources of Materials

The following websites contain excellent materials for introducing and developing mathematical problem-solving skills:

Year 12 and 13 Problem Solving including STEP, AEA and MAT preparation

MSPW runs courses across Wales to support students who need to take problem solving examinations. To view support for university admissions tests please see the Student Events page.

Enrichment Events

Each year the MSPW organises enrichment events that are attended by Key Stage 4 and 5 students, these are often at local universities but can also take place in schools and colleges or online. The events provide a taste of mathematics beyond GCSE and stimulate students’ interest in mathematics. In addition, MSPW Area Coordinators visit and organise events in schools and colleges to promote mathematics, including enrichment experiences and heats of the MSPW Senior Team Mathematics Challenge.

Details of events will be sent to schools/colleges registered with the MSPW or please check the Student Events page for dates of upcoming events.

Mathematical Worlds

Welcome to the Mathematical Worlds programme prepared for you by mathematicians from across the world. Mathematical Worlds programme aims to introduce you to more exploratory side of mathematics involving slow thinking and looking at problems from various angles like mathematicians and scientists do. The essence of our vision is problem solving and linking mathematics with other subjects from science and technology to art and sport.