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

FMU5 Professional Learning Course - WhatProfessional Learning for FMU5 (Further Statistics)WhoKS5 teachersWhenMarch to July 2023HowonlineTo bookb.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information The course will be run in five self-study sessions: Session 1 :  Statistical distributions The session considers linear combinations of independent normally distributed random variables, the mean of a random sample from a normal distribution with known mean and variance and we… Read More »FMU5 Professional Learning Course
The Connected A-level Programme of Study - What A course on mathematical connection Who KS5 teachers When 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 26/02/2023 and 14/03/2023. 6 to 8pm. How Online To book b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information  This course will look at designing (or modifying) an A-level Programme of Study with an explicit focus on mathematical connection, helping these connections to be referenced more easily, including those… Read More »The Connected A-level Programme of Study
Teaching Additional Maths – Enrich your teaching - What Teaching Additional Maths – Enrich your teaching Who For KS4 teachers When 2 x 1hr15 Sessions3:30 to 4:45pm How Live online sessions To book b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information Here at FMSPW we firmly believe in enriching your teaching across all key stages. The Additional Maths course can be a wonderful introduction to some of the… Read More »Teaching Additional Maths – Enrich your teaching
Teaching Maths with Desmos - Learn how to use DESMOS and produce your own resources for students
Geogebra Level 1: A-level - What Geogebra as a tool for teaching A-level Maths Who KS3 and 4 Teachers When October and November 2022 How Online To book b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information This course introduces ways in which Geogebra may be useful in the A level Maths classroom. It should be approachable to complete newcomers to the software. The course aims… Read More »Geogebra Level 1: A-level
Further Maths Proof Workshop - Deduction, induction, contradiction, and probably exhaustion!
FMU2 Professional Learning Course - What Professional Learning for FMU2 (Further Statistics) Who KS5 teachers When September to December 2022 How online To book b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information The course will be run in four hybrid sessions: All sessions are from 6.30pm to 8pm unless otherwise stated. FM Unit 2 Introduction Drop-in Final Session 1 Wed Oct 5th Thurs Oct 13th… Read More »FMU2 Professional Learning Course
Geogebra Level 1: GCSE - What Geogebra as a tool for teaching GCSE Maths Who KS3 and 4 Teachers When November 2022 How Online To book b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information This course introduces ways in which Geogebra may be useful in the GCSE Maths classroom. It should be approachable to complete newcomers to the software. The course aims to give participants… Read More »Geogebra Level 1: GCSE
Gapped Notes  - We are releasing Gapped Notes for all of our Flipped Videos for Maths and Further Maths A-Levels.  They can be found in the Resources Area of our website.  Included are:  versions of our Flipped PowerPoints with the gaps added, which you can edit if desired or required;  pdf’s ready for printing.  Gapped notes are intended… Read More »Gapped Notes 

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 … 

Past | Professional Learning Events
FMU5 Professional Learning Course - What Professional Learning for FMU5 (Further Statistics) Who KS5 teachers When March to July 2023 How online To book b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information The course will be run in five self-study sessions: Session 1 :  Statistical distributions The session considers linear combinations of independent normally distributed random variables, the mean of a random sample from a… Read More »FMU5 Professional Learning Course
The Connected A-level Programme of Study - What A course on mathematical connection Who KS5 teachers When 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 26/02/2023 and 14/03/2023. 6 to 8pm. How Online To book b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information  This course will look at designing (or modifying) an A-level Programme of Study with an explicit focus on mathematical connection, helping these connections to be referenced more easily, including those… Read More »The Connected A-level Programme of Study
Teaching Additional Maths – Enrich your teaching - What Teaching Additional Maths – Enrich your teaching Who For KS4 teachers When 2 x 1hr15 Sessions3:30 to 4:45pm How Live online sessions To book b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information Here at FMSPW we firmly believe in enriching your teaching across all key stages. The Additional Maths course can be a wonderful introduction to some of the… Read More »Teaching Additional Maths – Enrich your teaching
Teaching Maths with Desmos - Learn how to use DESMOS and produce your own resources for students
Geogebra Level 1: A-level - What Geogebra as a tool for teaching A-level Maths Who KS3 and 4 Teachers When October and November 2022 How Online To book b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information This course introduces ways in which Geogebra may be useful in the A level Maths classroom. It should be approachable to complete newcomers to the software. The course aims… Read More »Geogebra Level 1: A-level
Further Maths Proof Workshop - Deduction, induction, contradiction, and probably exhaustion!
FMU2 Professional Learning Course - What Professional Learning for FMU2 (Further Statistics) Who KS5 teachers When September to December 2022 How online To book b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information The course will be run in four hybrid sessions: All sessions are from 6.30pm to 8pm unless otherwise stated. FM Unit 2 Introduction Drop-in Final Session 1 Wed Oct 5th Thurs Oct 13th… Read More »FMU2 Professional Learning Course
Geogebra Level 1: GCSE - What Geogebra as a tool for teaching GCSE Maths Who KS3 and 4 Teachers When November 2022 How Online To book b.h.denyer@swansea.ac.uk More information This course introduces ways in which Geogebra may be useful in the GCSE Maths classroom. It should be approachable to complete newcomers to the software. The course aims to give participants… Read More »Geogebra Level 1: GCSE
Gapped Notes  - We are releasing Gapped Notes for all of our Flipped Videos for Maths and Further Maths A-Levels.  They can be found in the Resources Area of our website.  Included are:  versions of our Flipped PowerPoints with the gaps added, which you can edit if desired or required;  pdf’s ready for printing.  Gapped notes are intended… Read More »Gapped Notes