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Smile and the world smiles with you

Smile and the world smiles with you’ so the saying goes. At the National STEM Centre we have something to bring a smile to the faces of mathematics teachers in primary and secondary schools up and down the country.Visit the eLibrary and explore the wealth of resources produced by the Secondary Mathematics Individualised Learning Experiment or...

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

What do you want to be when you grow up?“Athlete”“Doctor”“Actor”“Fashion designer”Sound familiar?When asked at the age of 14 what I wanted to do when I grew up, I answered “football player or coach.” Maybe I was still riding the high of watching Leicester City beat Tranmere Rovers in the FA League Cup. Maybe it was the years of playing football...

The National STEM Centre – big in Uganda!

Not only are the resources on the National STEM Centre eLibrary being used more and more to support the teaching of STEM subjects across the UK - the materials are also being used as far afield as Uganda!We were recently contacted by Barbara Ball, author of the Taskmaths series of books, who told of work that was taking place at the National...

Getting ready for a new term?

‘Mathematics starters’ and ‘Year 7 New Starter Investigations and Activities’ are two lists of resources I have created using the National STEM Centre eLibrary:Mathematics starters contains a list of suggestions for a variety of lesson starters.Year 7 New Starter Investigations and Activities contains a number of mathematical investigations,...

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