“How can I challenge my pupils if I am not prepared to challenge myself....” - Maths Scholar
Teaching maths in secondary schools is exciting and dynamic. You can make a real difference at every level from beginner, intermediate and advanced. Maths in the UK needs your special talents so if you have a passion for mathematics, want to inspire future generations of mathematicians and have a desire to teach, then apply for a Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarship.
The Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships has 270 Scholarships to award to award to those starting their initial teacher training in 2023/24, who have a passion for, and an excellent understanding of, mathematics and want to share their knowledge with others – inspiring young minds in the classroom.
Our website is a valuable resource for those thinking about undertaking mathematics teacher training. Whether you are in the final year if your degree or changing careers, this website contains a wealth of information to help you decide if teaching is the right path for you and applying for a Maths Scholarship.
If you are having doubts about applying for a Maths Scholarship, check out the fantastic article, Am I Smart Enough to be a Scholar?: Overcoming imposter syndrome when applying for a scholarship, by one of our 2021/22 Maths Scholars.
We look at the benefits of school experience, choosing between a university-led or School-led initial teacher training course, how to prepare for your teacher training year, as well as surviving it, advice on applying for your first job as a mathematics teacher and why you should be using the DfE's official job board Teaching Vacancies when starting your job search, five ways to reduce your workload as a maths teacher and where you could be in five years’ time.
Maybe you are wondering about how you should engage with education research or supporting an exceptionally able student, we can help you there. We've even covered how using twitter can help your teaching and Maths on YouTube.
There has also been developments in education, and we cover those too, such as; the reformed Mathematics and Further Mathematics A-Levels, the Core Maths A Level, Mathematics Mastery, the Royal Society's Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME) and Contact Groups, the Early Career Framework Reforms and the Gatsby Career Benchmarks. We have articles on why maths teachers need to know about maths careers and how to help address the gender imbalance in A-Level mathematics. We also consider Should all students continue studying mathematics to 18?
We also introduce you to the wider mathematics community, including the Maths Hubs and their work, how the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme can support you as a teacher, Maths4Girls and the benefits of inviting role models into the classroom, as well as running a Maths Circle.
Looking to bring other subjects into the mathematics lesson? Here's four engaging science and maths lessons. How about some Maths Art, which will also help to brighten up the classroom walls. Thinking about introducing your student to historical mathematicians? We’ve put it out there why that’s a good idea, though don’t forget to balance it with introducing your students to the diversity of mathematicians (including those who are living!). If you’re looking for maths activities for the classroom at specific times of the year, try our Christmas Teaching Resources and Ideas - there's 12 different ideas, Fractal Christmas trees by a 2020/21 Maths Scholar, end of term maths or Pi Day activities.
Or maybe you’re looking for inspiration for a maths-based school trip or the benefits of organising one for your students? Would you like to know about MathsCity, the UK’s first Maths discovery centre, and the school resources they have available, Bletchley Park, or the Winton Gallery at the Science Museum in London? We’ve got articles on those.
Trying to figure out what to do in the school holidays? You should find something from our list of Maths films to watch, puzzles to tackle to get your brain going or popular maths books to get your teeth into. Alternatively, use the time to keep up-to date with your mathematics as a teacher. Or try Martin Gardner's Recreational Maths.
Just looking for some Useful Maths Websites and Resources? We’ve got that covered too!
The above is just a drop in the ocean of the articles that we have. Go to the Scholars Blogs section to hear more from our current, and former, Scholars, talking about all aspects of their teacher training and the CPD workshops they have attended as part of the Maths Scholarship.