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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
to request details.
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.
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