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Useful mathematics websites

The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) is an extremely useful website for all mathematics and numeracy teachers. Register with NCETM and receive the regular FE Update, as well as details of courses and national issues.

The National Association for Numeracy and Mathematics in Colleges (NANAMIC) provides professional development for numeracy and mathematics teachers and is a voice for the post-16 learning and skills sector.

Talent offers impartial advice on Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for new and existing teachers and their employers, working in a range of teaching and learning contexts within the lifelong learning sector in England. Specialist information and advice is available for adult literacy, ESOL and numeracy teachers.

Maths teaching and learning websites

The following is a selection of useful websites for maths practitioners in the FE and skills sector:

Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum

Interactive online version. Once you’re in, there are sections on embedding and employability, links to resources and other curricula, ideas, suggestions and activities, personal space, contributions from other tutors and lots more.

BBC Skillswise

Online and paper-based resources aimed at learners working towards Level 1

Bowland Maths

Imaginative teaching resources that consist of innovative case study problems, each taking 3-5 lessons, designed to develop thinking, reasoning and problem solving skills

Excellence Gateway – English, Maths & ESOL Hub

The central location for resources and information about functional skills in English and mathematics, literacy, language and numeracy (LLN), Skills for Life (SfL), English, maths and ESOL.

Improving Learning in Mathematics

Resources for improving teaching in mathematics, including a selection of downloadable materials. Aimed primarily at GCSE and A-level learners.

Learning Mathematics in Context

Ideas and resources to help you explore teaching and learning mathematics within vocational and other subject areas.

Mathematical Moments (LSIS Mathematics)

Each Mathematical Moment invites you to focus on a particular mathematical topic, offers you suggestions for activities you could carry out with your learners, prompts you to anticipate, and then reflects on learners' responses, and finally offers you some follow-up ideas. The topics are addressed at levels ranging from Entry to Level 3.

Mathematics Assessment Project

A new site, containing some innovative lesson resources from the USA, focusing on formative assessment.

Maths4Us online courses

Three short online courses to help adults get better at maths, manage money better and support children with maths.

Mr Barton Maths

A treasure trove of free maths gems for pupils, teachers and parents!


Free mathematics enrichment materials (problems, articles and games) for teachers and learners. Aimed at ages 5 to 19 years, but much is suitable for adults.


Interactive maths games and resources that can be used on line or downloaded.

Tarsia Formulator

Free downloadable software to help create your own mathematical jigsaws and domino activities.