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.Enrichment lessons can be accessed directly from enrichment materials page .
Post-16 enrichment information and resources can be found here.
Each year the FMSP organises enrichment events that are attended by more than 10,000 Key Stage 4 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 Maths Feast competition and the Senior Team Mathematics Challenge.
Details of large scale events will be sent to schools/colleges registered with the FMSP or please check the Enrichment Events page for dates of upcoming events.
If you want to arrange an in-school enrichment experience for your school or would be able to host an enrichment event, please contact your local FMSP Area Coordinator.
Enrichment Professional DevelopmentThe FMSP runs two and three day courses which support teachers in developing secondary school students. These courses are usually funded for state schools and more details can be found on our Extension and Enrichment page.
Something to consider for your students:
2018 Alan Turing Cryptography Competition and MathsBombe Competition
Registration Opens 1 December!
Do you know anyone in secondary school or sixth form who likes cracking codes or solving puzzles? Or maybe you just know pupils who want to win some prizes? Registration for the 2018 Alan Turing Cryptography Competition (Year 11 and below in England and Wales, S4 in Scotland and Year 12 in N. Ireland) and the 2018 MathsBombe (Year 13 and below in England and Wales, S6 in Scotland and Year 14 in N. Ireland) opens on 1 December 2017!
The 2018 Alan Turing Cryptography Competition is now in its seventh year! It’s an online competition run by the University's School of Mathematics. Every one to two weeks a new chapter of the story is released and there are six chapters in total. Each chapter has a new cryptographic puzzle to solve. The team (one to four people) that solves the chapter’s puzzle the fastest wins a prize, but there will also be five 'spot prizes' for every chapter chosen at random from teams who submit the correct answers!
For older sixth form pupils, there is the 2018 MathsBombe!. This is an online competition, with two mathematical puzzles being released every fortnight. With four sets of puzzles in total, participants will be competing against other students from across the UK. The puzzles will be quirky, fun and cover the full spectrum of Mathematics; they will not be directly related to the A-Level syllabus and will be unlike problems in, say, the UKMT. Instead, students will need to use their problem-solving skills and be able to ‘think outside the box’ – valuable skills for students going on to study STEM subjects at university. MathsBombe is supported by the Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Trust.
The Alan Turing Cryptography Competition begins on Monday, 15 January 2018, with MathsBombe starting on Wednesday, 10 January 2018.