Welcome to Bowland Maths

Bowland Maths aims to make maths engaging and relevant to pupils aged 11-14, with a focus on developing thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills. In these materials, the maths emerges naturally as pupils tackle problems set in a rich mixture of real-life and fantasy situations.

Classroom projects – the Case Studies

Classroom projects

At the core of Bowland Maths are 26 extended mathematical investigations called Case Studies. Each case study includes teaching materials to support 3-5 maths lessons. Many, but not all, include ICT activities.

Assessment tasks

Assessment tasks

Bowland Maths includes a collection of over thirty 20-60 minute tasks with progression guides to support formative assessment of progress in mathematical reasoning and problem-solving skills.

Professional development

Professional development

The Bowland materials demand different approaches to teaching, such as collaborative learning through discussion and reflection, self- and peer-assessment and the use of less structured tasks. These 7 video-based professional development modules help teachers explore these techniques.

Bowland small project grants – second round

Small project grants

The Bowland Trust is now making available a number of small grants for 2015, this time for up to £1000. The main aim will still be to stimulate activities that extend the use and understanding of Bowland maths and its materials, but with more emphasis on encouraging new users. Click on the above for the terms and criteria, as well as for an application form. The closing date for applications is the end of November 2014. Click here for more information...