Mathematics and getting stuck

The importance of getting stuck in mathematics

President of the Mathematical Association and Director of University of Cambridge initiative NRICH, Ems Lord, talks about the all-important process of getting stuck when solving mathematical problems, and the tools your students can use to help.

At NRICH, the home of rich mathematics...

Enthuse in early years

The power to ENTHUSE in early years

ENTHUSE Partnerships are part of a funding initiative which aims to provide the support necessary to inspire young people into STEM subjects and careers. They enable groups of schools to improve young people’s achievement and engagement in STEM, developing a bespoke two-...

Future technology

Our future cities (and how we get there)

Ask the young people in your classroom or club what they think a future city might look like. Delivery robots? Driverless cars? Flying pods? They might not be far off.

The global technological breakthrough we’re approaching will influence all of our lives. Future mobility means smart cities. Cities with intelligent...

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Free live employer engagement broadcast with the NHS

Spark would like to invite your school to take part in the second of their series of live careers broadcasts for the NHS - Careers in Midwifery.Free to all schools and students, this live careers broadcast will include new and experienced NHS midwives and will be hosted by Dr Alex George of Love Island. This is the perfect opportunity to hear from...

Leading computer scientist Professor Simon Peyton Jones appointed chair of National Centre for Computing Education

Professor Simon Peyton Jones of Microsoft Research has been announced as the chair of the new National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE).One of Britain’s leading computer scientists, Peyton Jones has achieved worldwide recognition for his work on programming language. He will now lead the work of the Centre as it improves the teaching of...

STEM Exploration Grants available for UK schools

The STEM Clubs Programme is offering new STEM Exploration Grants, now available to all UK schools and colleges. The £250 grants have been created to help schools enrich student learning and enhance both enjoyment and participation in the STEM subjects via extra-curricular STEM Clubs.The purpose of the grant is to assist schools and...

Up to £15,000 funding for your education project

If you’re in need of funding for a STEM education project, consider applying for support from the IET and IMechE’s Engineering Education Grant Scheme.This funding could get your project off the ground, meaning you help more people to learn about the possibilities of engineering and related STEM subjects.These grants support UK-based projects that...

Connect your classroom live - under the sea

Join pioneering exploration of the Indian Ocean's uncharted depths during Submarine Live from 25-29 March 2019. You can sign up for front-row seats at encounteredu.com/live/submarine-live-2019.Watch Nekton Mission's pioneering submersible-based exploration of the deep ocean around Seychelles. From 200 to 3,000 metres below the surface of the ocean...

Get on track this British Science Week with new resources from Network Rail

British Science Week 2019 is all about journeys. So, what better time to officially launch a brand new set of resources developed by STEM Learning and Network Rail?Themed around Network Rail and the UK rail system, students of all ages will be able to investigate and explore issues applying their science, design and technology and physics...

Addressing the under-representation of girls in STEM

Addressing the under-representation of girls taking science, technology, engineering, maths and computing (STEM) subjects at school and college is fundamental to achieving gender diversity within the STEM workforce.Recent statistics published by WISE show that women make up less than a quarter of the core STEM workforce in the UK, and only 12% of...

STEM Learning and in2scienceUK: working together to empower young people

in2scienceUK and STEM Learning have partnered to improve access to STEM careers, bringing together STEM Learning’s network of STEM role models, STEM Ambassadors and the inspirational work placement scheme run by in2scienceUK.in2scienceUK works to empower students from low-income backgrounds to achieve their potential and progress to STEM degrees...

Take part in the Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge

The Manufacturing Technologies Association has developed the TDI Challenge to promote the great design and technology and engineering work of teachers and students.The aim of the competition is to promote STEM skills and help the technology industry better understand the challenges faced in education and how the industry can assist through...

Duracell’s Big Battery Hunt is back!

Young people in primary schools across the UK are invited to take part in Duracell’s Big Battery Hunt. This programme encourages children to think about the importance of recycling, and are challenged to collect as many used batteries as they can.Once you have signed up, every child will receive a free battery collection box, and you can also...

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