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Mathematics resources for Secondary and FE Teachers in Training

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Created on 20 July 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 26 October 2010 by ncetm_administrator


One aspect of the NCETM’s work is to support the professional development of teachers by making high quality resources freely available to all teachers of mathematics. This microsite has been designed specifically for people on a secondary or FE initial teacher education course. It aims to support all aspects of the course that relate to mathematics.

The aim of these materials is to help you:

  • be successful in your training and therefafter maintain QTS or QTLS
  • teach Secondary and/or FE mathematics with increasing confidence
  • become aware of the professional development opportunities at the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics
  • consider the advantages of joining one of the three mathematics subject assosiations
  • save time when looking for certain secondary and FE mathematics materials including those from the QIA Excellence Gateway, National Strategies, QCDA, DIUS etc

Additionally it provides links and resources to useful mathematics websites as well as copies of other important resources.

We hope that you find these materials useful but that you will also make regular use of the rest  of the NCETM web portal on your course and throughout your career. Just go to www.ncetm.org.uk and log on. There are lots of useful resources, tips, chat rooms and communities for you to share your experiences as you develop your teaching career, which together with face to face activities supported by the NCETM Regional Coordinators enable teachers to truly have a continuing focus on professional development. What’s more is that there’s no charge – it’s all absolutely free.

So, good luck with the rest of your course, enjoy the microsite and the wider portal and we look forward to being in touch again in the future.

Professor Celia Hoyles OBE

Director, National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics



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24 June 2013 20:48
I'm on a generic PGDE course and hope eventually to qualify as QTLS. My specific subject is Mathematics, probably because I've had a 'lifetime' as a professional Civil Engineer. This is just to say that, reading your posts, you all seem as enthusiastic as I am about teaching. It's refreshing.

Best wishes

By DavidGale
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24 January 2012 15:48
i saw these resources before and wanted to use it then closed my pc thinking i'll get it next time...took me 16 hours of browsing this website to find them again...why can't the 'resources' icon get to those quickly...instead of what are in it right now???
By mdmalonzo
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06 September 2011 17:14
I wonder if this is the activity you mean: the Great Race which is in this file https://www.ncetm.org.uk/public/files/573270/M4L4_00_A.pdf.pdf
It's part of the resource bank for 'Thinking Through Mathematics'. The whole resource bank is here: https://www.ncetm.org.uk/online-cpd-modules/ttm/resource-bank
Hope this is the right one!
By Jane_Imrie
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06 September 2011 16:37
In 2009 I used a resource from the NCETM file that was available then, the activity was placing coloured cars in the order they came in a race. Does anyone know what this one is called? I would be so happy if someone could signpost me to the location.
Kind regards
Yvonne T
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