Geography provides an important opportunity to develop mathematical, quantitative and statistical techniques
The Society is delighted to be working with the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (managed by MEI) on our Geography and Core Maths initiative.
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The Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP) is a government-funded initiative, managed by MEI, providing national support for teachers and students in all state-funded schools and colleges in England. It aims to increase participation in AS/A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, and Core Maths, and to improve the teaching of these qualifications. Further information about the support and guidance offered by AMSP for other subjects is available here. The Core Maths Summer Festival 2021 programme is available to download here.
A Level geography provides an important opportunity for young people to develop their confidence and competence in using mathematical, quantitative and statistical techniques, as these skills are a requirement of geography specifications.
The initiative focuses on building support for the circa 80% of young geographers who currently do not study maths beyond the age of 16, and raising awareness of how Core Maths can support geography students during their A Levels and transition to undergraduate studies in geography. It will also provide CPD for geography teachers, online resources and other support.
Charlie Stripp, Chief Executive of MEI, said:
Click here to read some thoughts on the value of mathematics for geographers in our ‘Ideas from Teachers’ section.
If your school would like to get involved please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org
Data Skills in Geography was a two-phase, three year programme, funded by the Nuffield Foundation. The programme produced teaching resources and support, as well as a variety of CPD opportunities.
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