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Mathematics Teaching Self-evaluation Tools

You are viewing a limited version of the NCETM’s self-evaluation tools. Any answers you save during this session will be removed after seven days. Log in or sign up to view, and use, the full version of the tools.

Self-evaluation Tools

If you are a teacher visiting these pages during school closures and thinking about your own professional development, these pages may help you. However, we need to say that they are not our latest materials, and some of them may include out-of-date material.

We recommend you have a look at our Primary Mastery Professional Development Materials and Secondary Professional Development Materials, developed far more recently. These are designed to help you plan series of lessons, collaborate with colleagues (face-to-face or online), and develop teaching approaches which ensure your pupils really embed mathematical understanding. The materials in our Early Years pages are primarily designed to support Reception teachers (those working with 4-5 year olds).

You may also like to visit our school closures teacher support page, and even our school closures parent support page. Both pages include useful links, videos and resources.

Teachers looking for professional development for post-16 teaching should explore the Advanced Maths Support Programme's (AMSP) extensive offer of on-demand self-study courses, live online courses and CPD videos listed on their closure support page (scroll to the bottom).

Use these self-evaluation tools to check your understanding of the mathematics you are teaching and to explore ideas on how to develop your practice.

There are two ways to work through the Self-evaluations pages on this website.

The first option, by clicking on the three graphic buttons above, enables you to take the self-evaluation test and save your answers.

And the second option, by clicking on the Browse the self-evaluation topics link, enables you to browse through all the questions, and look at the background information, without answering any questions.

Complete a range of Mathematics content knowledge activities for all stages from Early Years learning to Adult Education (spanning Key Stages 1-5) and Mathematics-specific pedagogy activities from Early Years learning, to Key Stage 4, with Key Stage 5 and Adult Education coming soon.

Browse the Self Evaluation Topics Browse the self-evaluation topics

  • Find out more about the benefits in evaluating your understanding of mathematics.
  • Find out how others have been using the Mathematics content knowledge Self-evaluation Tools in a set of case studies.

What is Self-evaluation?

Self-evaluation is a powerful and productive way of supporting your own professional development. At one level it can be done in the privacy of your own home, when you make time to think and reflect on what a piece of mathematics might mean so you can teach it more effectively, or about how you may wish to progress your teaching career. Alternatively, or in addition, it can be used as part of a collaborative professional development activity with other colleagues in your school or department.


If you have any feedback on your experience using this tool please let us know. You can contact us by email at info@ncetm.org.uk, or by using our online form.

Mathematics Content Knowledge

Click on one of the Key Stage areas below to select topics from that key stage.

Mathematics-specific Pedagogy

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Embedding in Practice

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