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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Apprentice award success

Our Finance Apprentice Trainee, Lauren Armstrong, was last night named as York’s Apprentice of the Year at a glittering award ceremony held at the Royal York Hotel.Lauren was one of five shortlisted apprentices in the category of Apprentice of the Year aged 16-24 (SME - small medium employer) with judges commenting that the quality of...

The Science of Life competition 2016

Get signed up for next year's project competition, The Science of Life: How your body works.Understanding Life are inviting all 16-19 year olds to design and complete their own physiology research project, with the help of an academic mentor, and present their findings to scientists at The Physiological Society. With the Olympics in 2016...

November's free Physics CPD from the Stimulating Physics Network

The Institute of Physics and the National Science Learning Network work in partnership to run a support network for teachers and pupils of physics. We're known as the Stimulating Physics Network. As we’re funded by the Department of Education, our workshops are run at no cost to schools or participants. Find a workshop near you in...

Webinar: web-based resources for inquiry-based learning

The National STEM Centre will be hosting a free webinar on Wednesday 18 November 2015 at 4.30pm to demonstrate how teachers can access and use Scientix and their bank of resources.Scientix is an initiative that promotes and supports a Europe-wide collaboration among STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teachers and other...

Girls’ take-up of AS-level physics improves faster in SPN schools

Progression to AS-level physics among girls is increasing at double the rate in schools that are part of the Institute’s Stimulating Physics Network (SPN) compared to non-SPN schools.In 2013/14, schools that joined the project in the previous year saw girls’ progression to AS physics go up by 7.6%, compared to just 3.5% in schools that are not...

School Biology Teacher of the Year Award

The School Biology Teacher of the Year Award is open to all teachers who are working with students aged 11-18 years old, teaching pre-university level biology programmes of study, currently employed in a UK based school or college. The 2015/16 award is now open for nominations. This year's winner will receive £500 for themselves and £500...

The Wellcome Trust launch primary school version of Questions for Governors

The Wellcome Trust are thrilled to inform that this month saw the launch of the new primary school version of the Questions for Governors website. This release comes hoping that their free online resource will prove helpful and informative for those that use it as well as easy to navigate. The questions found within the framework can help...

Join Rising Stars and the National Science Learning Centre for free online science CPD

The National Science Learning Centre, along with Rising Stars, are hosting a free online CPD webinar on Wednesday 4 November. This webinar will explain what ‘working scientifically’ means in the new curriculum and will provide practical activities to support you in the classroom. All attendees of the webinar will receive a CPD certificate of...

The Royal Institution has opened a mathematics grant scheme for UK schools

Grant scheme for enriching mathematics teaching now open!The Royal Institution and the Clothworkers’ Foundation are offering UK schools grants of up to £500 to host a show, talk, workshop, challenge or other mathematics activity to supplement their students' classroom activities. Grants of up to £500 are being offered to eligible state-funded...

News roundup from National Science Learning Network and the National STEM Centre | Autumn 2015

Now we are into the Autumn school term, we can look back on a busy and productive summer period for the National Science Learning Network, the National STEM Centre and Project ENTHUSE. Our recent impact report was very well-received and shows how the work we have done over the past ten years, supported by our valuable network of government...

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