A-Level Maths Resources for Teachers and Students

December 2012

Welcome to the December 2012 newsletter from MathsBank.

We hope you are surviving well and looking forward to a well-earned Christmas break.

KS2 Practice Papers

Just a reminder about a set of practice papers being developed for our sister website at Orchard Education Solutions . There is a bunch of Key Stage 2 worksheets on a wide range of topics. There are also practice papers for the Northern Ireland Transfer Test, and these should be useful for anybody requiring extra KS2 test materials. Finally, the A-Level downloads have also just started going online. Watch this space!

Advent Calendar

  The MathsBank Advent Calendar is back. Give your grey power a festive workout to counteract those mince pies. See how many of the problems you can solve correctly before Christmas Eve.

Update on the Book Reviews

The latest on the two AS/A2-Level text books is that publication will now take place in the New Year. If you are waiting for a copy of one of these, sorry again for the delay. You will get your promised book in due course. Thanks again if you helped out with these reviews.

MathsBank Blog

Check out the MathsBank Blog for the latest Maths Education news. Why not click the 'Follow' button on the right-hand side of the page.

The new stories since we last wrote to you:

  QTS tests, which teachers must pass as a part of gaining their teaching qualification, are being toughened up.

  MEI has been awarded the contract to provide a new post-16 curriculum for non-A-Level maths students. Is this the way forward to improve maths for everybody?

  We brought you news about Maths Inspiration , a series of events across the country to inspire our GCSE students to greater things.

  Finally, there was news of the new  resources  available from  Orchard Education Solutions.


Please continue to let us know if you have anything to say about MathsBank, good or bad, e.g. if you spot anything missing or broken, question topics you'd like to see included, etc. Your feedback is most appreciated.

That's all from us for now.


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