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Using Geoboards to develop mathematical thinking

I’m always on the lookout for more unusual questions about run-of-the-mill mathematics topics.

When finding the area of a rectangle for example, students very often automatically look for the numbers to put into the formula. I was therefore intrigued by the area maze problems created by Japanese mathematician Naoki Inaba, as...

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New year resolutions for a mathematics teacher

It’s the same story each January: take up a new hobby, travel, get fit, lose weight... This year, why not try something different? Here are our top suggestions for a better 2019.

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Leaders of mathematics: why CPD is invaluable

We spoke to Elliott Wade, Lead teacher of Maths at Leeds City Academy, who has participated in multiple courses here at the National STEM Learning Centre about his experience learning valuable new skills on our ‘New and aspiring leaders of mathematics’ CPD course. Here’s what he had to say:

I was first given information about...

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New partnership launched to drive uptake of STEM careers

A new partnership, the STEM Accord, has been established to provide coordinated actions to inspire more young people and particularly girls to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.The STEM Accord has been created by WISE, the ERA Foundation, STEM Learning, Design and Technology Association (DATA) and the...

Royal Society announces new funding for schools and colleges

The Royal Society has announced that its 2019 round of Partnership Grants is now open.Since it started in November 2000, the Partnership Grants scheme has awarded over £1.3 million to over 800 schools and colleges, igniting enthusiasm for STEM in thousands of young people across the UK.Partnership Grants of up to £3,000 are available to schools...

Get to grips with the quantitative demands of your subject

The Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP) is running an exciting new conference designed to help teachers get to grips with the quantitative demands of their subjects. Delivered in collaboration with the Royal Geographical Society, 'Improving Quantitative Skills at A level' is a one-day professional development conference which focuses on...

2019 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards open for nominations

The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise teachers, technicians, support staff, ENTHUSE Partnerships and schools and colleges who have shown commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), which in turn, has improved young people’s achievements and progression in STEM.At STEM Learning, we believe in recognising those who are dedicated to...

Six exciting new STEM Clubs resources are here!

How can STEM help us survive and thrive? Have your students ever wondered about the earth’s wild and wonderful weather? How about the science involved in surviving an asteroid impact?These are just a few of the questions posed by an exciting new set of STEM Clubs resources.The six resources are free to download, and have been developed...

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...

Celebrating success: GCSE results announced

Today, hundreds of thousands of students across the UK are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results.Figures show there were more than five million entries in GCSEs in England this year, up 0.9% on last year, despite a decrease in the number of 16-year-olds in the population.Following on from the introduction of reformed maths and English...

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...

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