MEP Mathematics Enhancement Programme
The Mathematics Enhancement Programme has been principally funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, but with contributions from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Esso, the Esmée Fairbairn Charity, Corus and the Garfield Weston Foundation. It was started in September 1995 and a full account of its origins and rationale is available from here.
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Please follow the link below for details of how to order our published MEP material.
Click on the underlined links to access the detailed material for each part of the MEP course
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2
Year R to Year 6 Course Material
The primary material includes a full Mathematics scheme of work for pupils in Reception through to year 6 (ages 5-11). For each year there are practice books, detailed lesson plans, and copy masters to be used in lessons, as well as general information about the Primary MEP project.

NEW Adapted version of Year 1 for use in South Africa Course Material
The MEP Year 1 pupil material translated into two South African languages, Sesotho and Setswana, which is being used in schools in North West Province.

Spanish Language version of Year 1 to Year 4 Course Material
The MEP primary material translated into Spanish and has implemented successfully in a school in Chile.

Year 3 | Year 3 Revision | Year 4 | Year 5 Interactive Material
These pages contain interactive mateial relating to sections of the Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 schemes of work. The Year 3 resources are interactive versions of the Practice Book pages and of every fifth page of the 3a practice book, which are intended for reviewing the material covered in the earlier pages. The Year 4 resources are interactive versions of the Practice Book pages. The Year 5 resources are probability simulations relating to specific activities in the Y5 lesson plans. These materials are still being developed.

Key Stage 3
Year 7 | Year 8 | Year 9 Course Material
The key stage 3 material includes a full Mathematics scheme of work for pupils in years 7 to 9 (ages 11-14). The core materials for each year group are the pupil texts, lesson plans, teaching notes, overhead slides, diagnostic tests and revision tests.

Also included are extra exercises and activities, mental tests and practice book answers. The Y7 and Y8 materials also include more detailed lesson plans. Some general information about how MEP and the Numeracy Strategy work together including tables to generate National Curriculum levels from MEP tests are available.

MEP KS3 Resource Picker
Prototype version still under testing
Year 7 | Year 8 | Year 9 Interactive Material
These pages contain interactive tutorials for sections in the Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 schemes of work. These are designed for pupils who have missed a lesson or done badly in a test, and need to get an introduction to (or reminder of) a particular topic. They are intended for situations where a Maths specialist is not immediately available to help the pupil. They have also been used with some success in homeschooling situations and with interactive whiteboards in schools. The material covered in a particular interactive tutorial closely matches with the corresponding text book section. These materials are still being developed.
Key Stage 4
GCSE Course Material
The MEP GCSE course consists of 19 core units and an optional 20th unit on Statistics. The pupil books are available in printed form and online. There are detailed schemes of work for four different levels of ability. There is teacher support material for each unit (only available online). There is also a GCSE Revision Pack, a Handling Data pack (including coursework guidance), and an optional additional unit on proof (all only available online).

WJEC Entry Level Certificate Course Material (formerly CoEA)
This material was developed as part of the MEP Demonstration Project to support the Welsh Exam Board's Certificate of Educational Achievement in Mathematics. This certificate is now known as the Entry Level Certificate in Mathematics (see the WJEC site for more information). The Certificate course is for candidates in Y10 and Y11 who are unlikely to achieve a grade in GCSE Mathematics. As such, it is designed so that candidates can achieve some success. The material includes two practice books and teacher support material, including teaching notes, overhead slides, mental tests and revision tests.

Key Stage 4/5
Step-Up to A-Level - Interactive Transition Material
This material is for students who have completed their GSCE Maths course and are about to start A-Level Maths. It is intended to help prepare students for the "step up" to A-Level Maths by ensuring they have a good grasp of the knowledge and skills they have already developed at Higher GCSE level.
Key Stage 5
A-Level Course Material
The A-Level course is still under development but will eventually consist of resources that can be used in conjunction with the syllabuses of the main examination boards. The branches of mathematics covered by the course are Pure/Core Mathematics, Mechanics, Statistics and Decision Mathematics.

NEW Core Maths Subject Support
We provide here resources for the main topic areas covered in each of the exisiting Level 3 Mathematics qualifications known collectively as Core Maths. For each unit there are text exercises with answers plus interactive exercises for use by both teachers and students. We also have a full online assessment package for self certification in Core Maths Subject Knowledge.

This section contains information about recent MEP developments
Interactive Year 3 Pages Complete and Year 4 Started (16th January 2009)
Interactive online versions of all the Year 3 Practice Book pages are now available. The Year 4 resources are now being developed and, at present, the first 80 pages have been made interactive, with more to follow.

The Year 3 pages can be accessed at
The Year 4 pages can be accessed at

Interactive Year 3 Practice Book Pages (24th January 2007)
Interactive online versions of the Year 3 Practice Book pages are now available. These resources are still being developed and, at present, the first 80 pages have been made interactive, with more to follow.

The new pages can be accessed at

MEP Resources and the New Two-Tier Mathematics GCSE (1st August 2006)
Since the announcement of the new two-tier Mathematics GCSE commencing in September, we have had many inquiries from teachers as to whether we would be making amendments to our GCSE schemes of work and resources. We have now studied the specifications from the main exam boards for the new two-tier course and have decided NOT to change the current GCSE schemes of work or Pupil Text materials. This is because we feel that

i)   The current Standard/Academic route covers the specifications for the Foundation tier and the Express/Special      route covers the specifications for the Higher tier.
ii)  We envisage yet further changes to the GCSE Mathematics course and will consider amendments to our      resources once these changes have been confirmed.

However, we are updating all of the Practice Books with new GCSE questions as and when we require reprints of these books. The updates will also be available online. The new GCSE questions have been taken from AQA, Edexcel and OCR 2005 past papers and specimen papers for the new two tier GCSE course. The first Practice Book to be updated is the 7-12 Express/Special.

MEP and IPMA tests available on-line (27 July 2006)
The Centre has now made online versions of all the IPMA primary tests and several of the MEP secondary tests. Pupils can take these tests using most web browsers, and their work is immediately marked. Results are displayed at the end of the test and also submitted to our own database for research purposes. The IPMA tests 4, 5 and 6 are also now available in shorter parts to bring them into line with the original paper versions of the tests. Tests 4 and 5 have two 40 minute sections and test 6 has three 40 minute sections. Complete versions of each of these tests are also still available.

For more information, see
To enter an access code to take a test, go to

MEP Primary information sheet updated (9 September 2004)
An updated version of the MEP Primary general information sheet is now available online.
To view it, please use this link:
Work out National Curriculum levels from diagnostic tests (updated 23 February 2004)
The diagnostic tests used in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 have been analysed so that scores in these tests can be converted into National Curriculum levels. These tables are now available on the Book 7, Book 8 and Book 9 pages.
You can link directly to the nine tables using the links below:
y7-test-levels-standard.pdf | y7-test-levels-academic.pdf | y7-test-levels-express.pdf
y8-test-levels-standard.pdf | y8-test-levels-academic.pdf | y8-test-levels-express.pdf
y9-test-levels-standard.pdf | y9-test-levels-academic.pdf | y9-test-levels-express.pdf
Additional GCSE Unit on Proof (29 January 2004)
A new GCSE unit on the subject of proof has been added to the reorganised GCSE page.
You can view the unit directly by clicking here.
Additional GCSE Sections available (29 January 2004)
A number of additional resources have been added to the reorganised GCSE page.
Most of these are new sections or exercises for Units 10, 13 and 14 in the GCSE course.
These have been highlighted in yellow on the Teacher Support Material section of the GCSE page (link above).
Response to Post-14 Mathematics Inquiry available online (29 July 2003)
Professor Burghes' response to key issues raised in the Post-14 Mathematics Inquiry is now available online.
To view it, please use this link:
New Handling Data pack available (9 June 2003)
There is a new resource (only available on the website) providing additional material for teaching GCSE Handling Data. It includes information relating to the new Handling Data coursework tasks. You can view it here.

MEP and IPMA Interactive Tests
These are test used with our project schools convertered into interactive on-line version that are marked electronically. The MEP tests are for Key Stage 3 and 4 and the IPMA tests are for Key Stage 1 and 2.
For more information on how to access the tests, see
To enter an access code to take a test, go to
Mathematics Attainment Test
This is a randomised online test designed to assess your ability in 10 areas of Mathematics.
A-Level Audits
We have produced three audits in the topics of Pure Maths, Statistics and Mechancis. Presently the Pure and Statistics audits highlight where errors have been made and give links to where extra practise is available. This feature will shortly be added to the Mechanics audit as well.
The Pure Mathematics Audit is available at
The Statistics Audit is available at
The Mechanics Audit is available at
Mathematics Help Modules
These help modules are for the ten topics which are assessed by the Mathematics Attainment Test above.
This page gives some details of DVDs of good teaching which are available through the centre.
Numeracy Summer School Materials
This page contains resources from numeracy summer schools which were run by some MEP schools.

MEP Implementation at Primary Level
Implementation at Secondary Level
MEP Demonstration Project: A Report (April 1997)
MEP: Interim Report (July 1998)
Report on a non-tiered GCSE Examination (November 1998)
MEP: The First Three Years (July 2000)
Evaluation of Key Stage 3 Project (April 2003)
MEP Proposals for Teacher Training (September 2003)