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Five ways you can get ready for September

With the mathematics GCSE exams safely over for another year, you might be lucky enough to have some ‘gained time’ this half term. Usually, thoughts will turn to how best to prepare for the next academic year.

Whether you are planning how to engage with subject-specific CPD, reviewing your scheme of work, developing...

Core Maths students

Core Maths: the story so far

In the 2017 Autumn Budget, the Government announced that schools and colleges will get £600 for every extra student who studies mathematics post-16.

The advanced maths premium applies to all level three maths provision. So as well as funding for additional students studying AS and A level mathematics, further...

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Enriching mathematics with the wonder of engineering

A career in engineering is exciting, rewarding and highly creative. Yet there is a big shortage of young people that think it could be a job for them.

The Year of Engineering aims to celebrate the world and wonder of engineering. It forms an important part of the UK Industrial Strategy, which is committed to boosting...

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Royal Institution grant scheme for enriching maths teaching now open

The Royal Institution (Ri) is offering UK state schools, academies and colleges grants of up to £500 to host a maths enrichment and enhancement activity for their teachers and students.Funded by the Clothworkers’ Foundation, the scheme is designed to integrate maths-related activities (such as shows, talks and workshops) into school practice and...

Inspiring the next generation on an international scale

In June, Ford Motor Company Material Planning and Logistics employees Darren Bull and Colin Foley travelled to Estonia to be main hosts for the Estonian International Open Championships 2018 for the First LEGO League.The First LEGO League challenges students to think like scientists and engineers. Guided by adult coaches, teams must research a...

The Big Bang Competition now open for entries

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition aims to recognise and reward young people’s achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).This competition invites young people aged 11-18 to showcase their STEM projects. Whether the project is brand new or has been completed as part of another competition...

Sparking interest in science with Big Bang events

Fun-filled exhibits, interactive workshops and a wide range of careers information from local and national employers are all taking place in schools and communities from July.Designed to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, Big Bang Near Me is a programme of UK-wide events. The London events are...

Are you attending the first ATM/MA Maths Festival?

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) and The Mathematical Association (MA) are hosting their first joint Maths Festival in partnership with STEM Learning and The OR Society.The festival takes place on Saturday 15 September 2018 at the University of York and will include an inspiring programme of free events.Tickets for this event have...

Sharing ideas and inspiration at CPD for maths scholars

Last month, STEM Learning hosted CPD for the Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarship Scheme, organised by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).The scholarship gives the best maths graduates the chance to start an exciting career in teaching, with scholars receiving access to resources, two years’ free membership of professional...

Improving post-16 maths education in England’s colleges

The Mathematics in Further Education Colleges project will produce evidence-based advice on how to improve post-16 mathematics education in England’s colleges.The project explores the complex issues that affect students’ mathematics progression in further education, focusing in particular on the pathways of low-attaining 16-18 year olds.Given...

Let Teachers SHINE: £15,000 grants available to help your students

SHINE’s Let Teachers SHINE competition is offering up to £15,000 to teachers who have brilliant ideas to help disadvantaged children succeed in English, maths or science.If you’re a creative, passionate teacher who has an exciting new idea that will really make a difference, then the Let Teachers SHINE competition for you.Open to any qualified,...

STEM Learning at BCME 2018

The BCME conference is back. Held every four years, the 2018 British Congress of Mathematics Education conference will take place in Warwick on 3-6 April 2018.STEM Learning will be in attendance, you will be able to find us in the exhibition area where we will be showcasing the range of support we offer for mathematics teachers, from thousands of...

Sumaze! wins three stars at Tech for Teachers Awards 2018

MEI’s free problem-solving app, Sumaze!, has been awarded three stars at the Tech for Teachers Awards 2018.Tech for Teachers is an annual awards scheme, launched in 2017 by the publishers of Technology and Innovation and Teach Secondary magazines, aimed at identifying the very best classroom innovations in seven, curriculum-linked categories.Only...

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