The Further Mathematics Support Programme supports the enrichment of students’ experience of mathematics through organising events and providing stimulating resources.
Formats used to provide enrichment opportunities include:
We provide many free 11-16 resources, covering specific topics and more general skills such as problem solving and modelling. Some activities are designed for independent or individual work while some are better suited to group work. We have also collected them together within Integral for convenience and have 'scored' them according to difficulty so you can choose activities appropriate to your classes. You can click this button to log into Integral as a guest and see what we have on offer.
Additional ideas and resources for lessons can be found in the Improving Learning in Mathematics: The 'Standards Unit' box and the The Shell Centre resources. These are hosted in the STEM e-library and you may need to register with the STEM Centre; this is free.Post-16 enrichment information and resources can be found here.
Each year the FMSP Wales organises enrichment events that are attended by Key Stage 4 and 5 students, these are often at local universities but can also take place in schools and colleges. The events provide a taste of mathematics beyond GCSE and stimulate students' interest in mathematics. In addition FMSP Area Coordinators visit and organise events in schools and colleges to promote mathematics, including enrichment experiences and heats of the FMSP Senior Team Mathematics Challenge.
Details of events will be sent to schools/colleges registered with the FMSP Wales or please check the student events page for dates of upcoming events.
If you want to arrange an in-school enrichment experience for your school please contact your local FMSP Area Coordinator.