We were delighted to receive the following endorsement from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM):
The NCETM is delighted to offer its support to the Maths Week England initiative, driven by the NCETM CPD Standard holder, Andrew Jeffrey/Magic Message. There’s a strong and direct link between general positive attitudes towards maths and good, enthusiastic teaching of the subject, especially to children and young people. So, it’s heartening to know that the driving force behind Maths Week England is someone who knows, and demonstrates, the value of good professional development for all those who teach maths.
We are so excited that the two largest mathematical subject associations, The Mathematical Association and the Association of Teachers of Mathematics are official partners of Maths Week. We are looking forward to a close relationship, and will also be supporting the ATM Maths Festival in 2020. The Mathematical Association have also generously made a donation towards the running costs of Maths Week England, for which we are very grateful.
We are also pleased to announce a very exciting partnership with our friends at the multi-award-winning NRICH organisation, based in Cambridge. On Wednesday 13th November, NRICH will be hosting an exclusive special Maths Week England Webinar. We will be attempting to break the Guiness World Record for the largest maths lesson ever held! The webinar will be free to join, and will be pitched at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 level. Why not plan to join us? To join, simply register for updates and you will be informed as soon as the details of timings, login etc. are confirmed.
Numberfit are offering a Year 3 or Year 4 class the opportunity to join in a fun Maths and Exercise day in London – see the competition page for details.
We are thrilled to announce that MangaHigh were the first official partners of Maths Week England. Not only that but they will be running an online competition for us during the week, and everyone who enters will have free access during the week.
Sumdog are also generously running an online competition for us and it is free to enter as part of Maths Week England. Check it out here and enter your pupils. Did we mention it’s free?!
Times Tables Rock Stars are our most recent competition partner who will be offering a free online competition. They have also been generous enough to make a contribution to the costs of Maths Week, for which we are very grateful.
There will also be prizes to be won in all of these competitions, some of which have been kindly donated by one of our sponsors, the UKMT, so huge thanks to them – watch this space for further details!
We are delighted to announce MEI as both partner and sponsor. MEI works with schools and colleges to improve the teaching and learning of maths. Many students and teachers will be familiar with Integral, MEI’s online teaching and learning platform, and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), which is managed by MEI. This government-funded initiative works with secondary schools and colleges across the country to support and increase participation in post-16 maths. MEI will be providing resources for secondary schools to use during Maths Week and are excited to be linking with their Ritangle competition for A-level Mathematics students.
Nama, the National Association of Maths Advisors, is now an official partner, and they will be doing their bit to get the message out to the schools in which their members are working. We are grateful for their encouragement. NAMA’s role is to spread best practice in mathematics teaching throughout schools in the UK.
Numberfit is the newest partner organisation to join in with Maths Week – what a great idea to combine physical exercise with mathematical activity, and use technology to join with other schools. Check them out here. They are also donating a fantastic prize for one lucky quiz winner!
Oxford University Press is now supporting Maths Week – check out the downloadable resources they have kindly provided on our primary resources page. They are also positive about numbers.
We are massively grateful to the following organisations who have helped towards the running costs of Maths Week England. It is not cheap to design, build and host a website, and maintain a mailing list, so without the generosity of these groups this would not have been possible. Thank you all.