Underground Mathematics

Underground Mathematics: Resources to address the requirements of the new A level

Underground Mathematics offers new, creative resources to support and inspire teachers and students of A level Mathematics. The aim is to make studying mathematics at this level a rich and stimulating experience, enabling all students to explore the connections that underpin mathematics.

To view the Underground Mathematics resources please visit

This free one day course focuses on using the Underground Mathematics resources to support the overarching themes in the new mathematics A level: proof, problem solving and modelling.



This course is designed to support all teachers of A level Mathematics. In order to be able to engage in all aspects of the course, participants will need to be confident with the content of AS Core Mathematics. To maximise impact and aid dissemination we encourage schools to send two teachers on this course.


Course Benefits

For the teacher

  • Familiarity with the philosophy of the Underground Mathematics project
  • Opportunity to discuss effective classroom use of the resources
  • Advance planning for the three overarching themes of the new A level

For the student

  • Tasks that make A level Mathematics a rich, coherent and stimulating experience
  • An appreciation of the connected nature of mathematics
  • Developing the skills to tackle unfamiliar problems with confidence

For the school/college

  • More engaging and relevant mathematics lessons
  • Resources that meet the requirements of the new mathematics A level
  • Bespoke departmental meeting activities for delegates to share the resources with colleagues


Course Dates

Venue Town/city Course dates
Fox Primary School London 13th November 2017
Gravesend Grammar School Gravesend 16th November 2017
George Spencer Academy Nottingham 20th November 2017
Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool Liverpool 30th November 2017
University of Wolverhampton Telford 1st December 2017
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace 4th December 2017
Launceston College Launceston Postponed
Denbigh School Milton Keynes 11th December 2017
The Hive, Bristol Brunel Academy Bristol 12th December 2017
Painsley Sixth Form College Staffordshire 11th January 2018
The Dean Trust Teaching School Cheshire 11th January 2018
The Langdale Centre Tyne and Wear 26th January 2018
Worthing College Worthing 30th January 2018
Carmel College Darlington 23rd February 2018
Harris Academy London 1st March 2018
The Minster School Nottinghamshire 6th March 2018
CLF Institute Bristol 20th March 2018
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls Altricham 22nd March 2018
Highworth Grammar School Kent 26th March 2018

Apply using the online application form. Please indicate your chosen venue and date using the drop-down menu on the application form.
This course, including refreshments, lunch and resources, is free of charge to A level Mathematics teachers from state-funded schools and colleges.

If you would like further information about the course please contact Bernard Murphy
If you are interested in hosting the course in your area, please contact Lorna Eldridge.

Alternatively contact the CPD administration team