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Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI)

MEI is committed to improving mathematics education and promotes teaching and learning through different strands of activity. We support teachers through a range of professional development opportunities, including our annual conference. Innovative resources are continually being developed to extend and enrich your knowledge of mathematics, whether teacher, student, undergraduate or member of the workforce.

MEI takes various opportunities to share and discuss with you the changing landscape of mathematics education, including consultation, discussions, social media, and our newsletters. Another way you can get involved is through our membership scheme.

MEI is an independent charity; any income generated through our work is used to support mathematics education. We are involved in the leadership of two major Department for Education contracts to support maths education - the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP) and the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics consortium (NCETM). We lead and deliver the AMSP, with Tribal as a key partner; the NCETM is led and delivered by Tribal, with MEI as a key partner.

Maths Item of the Month

July 2021
Largest square in a hexagon

What is the area of the largest square that will fit inside a regular hexagon with side length 1 unit?

a square and a hexagon

Maths item of the month archive

A list of Maths Items of the Month categorised by GCSE/A level topics can be seen at: Maths Items of the Month Curriculum mapping.