MEI

About Us

MEI is committed to improving maths education and promotes the teaching and learning of maths through a wide range of activities. We support teachers with a comprehensive suite of professional development opportunities, including our annual conference. Innovative resources are continually being developed to support, enrich and inspire maths teaching and learning. We are closely involved in the leadership and management of the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), also the dvanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), and we collaborate with many other organisations to extend the reach and impact of our work.

How can we support Mathematics Teacher Training Scholars?

Membership of MEI

We offer Scholars free Individual Membership of MEI for two years, which enables you to engage with MEI in a variety of ways. It offers you the opportunity to contribute to MEI’s work, including trialling new MEI teaching and learning materials, and consultation on MEI position papers and on national issues relating to mathematics education. Please note that this free membership does not include voting rights.

Integral Resources

Another benefit that we offer Scholars is two years’ free individual access to Integral – MEI’s online teaching and learning platform for AS and A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics. It includes comprehensive, high-quality resources, together with content specifically design for teachers. You will also be invited to attend a 30-minute live online session to introduce you to Integral, and explore how you can make the best use of it.

MEI Conference

Our annual conference, for all teachers of 11-19 mathematics, takes place at the end of June/beginning of July. We welcome Scholars to come along for all or part of the three-day event. You can attend with or without booking accommodation - the day delegate rate includes lunch and refreshments.

The conference is an ideal opportunity, near the end of the academic year, to meet teachers at all stages of their careers, and to share, explore, discuss and evaluate ideas for the classroom.

We offer a generous discount to full-time students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and those in initial teacher training. Please email office@mei.org.uk  to request details.

Professional Development

Once you’re settled into your teaching career we can support your professional development with a range of courses, some face-to-face, some online, some a blend of both. Two sustained courses that you might wish to consider are the Teaching GCSE Mathematics course and the Teaching Advanced Mathematics course. Both will help to develop your confidence, subject knowledge and teaching skills.

Support Materials

We have many free resources available both on the MEI website and on the Integral website. For example, you might find the MEI Problem Solving Guide useful, along with the accompanying GCSE and A level examples and solutions. In collaboration with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) we have also produced a set of mathematics resources to complement their existing Faraday suite of teaching and learning resources. This involved three distinct strands of work:

  • Short contextualised KS4 problems (ideal as starter activities)
  • 'A bundle of graphs' App, which can be used on mobiles and tablets
  • A series of five YouTube videos looking at AS/A level mechanics practicals

These are just a few examples from the wealth of materials available for you to explore on our website.