The value of Core Maths for students, teachers and employers

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Dr Matt Homer and Dr Rachel Mathieson, based in the School of Education, have been working on an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funded project to produce a range of briefings and videos to help develop awareness and increase take-up of Core Maths.

This is impact follow-up work from their earlier Core Maths project. A series of engaging videos were recently published to share both the value of Core Maths to schools/colleges and the positive impact for students. In the videos, we hear from students, teachers, and employers about their positive experiences of Core Maths.

Dr Matt Homer commented

Core Maths is a relatively new and important post-16 qualification, particularly in terms of supporting further study and employment. It is also intended to provide students with quantitative skills they can use in their real lives. We hope the project outputs will help persuade students, parents, colleges and employers to value Core Maths and promote its increasing uptake.

The project is in partnership with Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP) and the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). The wider research team also includes Mr Innocent Tasara, Dr Indira Banner.

For information about the project visit the Core Maths project website.