MEI Integrating Mathematical Problem Solving

The resources in this collection are the result of a project managed by Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) and funded by the Clothworkers’ Foundation. The aims of the project are to:
• Highlight the importance of mathematics and statistics across the sixth form curriculum
• Enable A level students to see how mathematics and statistics are used in context across a variety of subjects
• Improve the ability of students to apply mathematical and statistical techniques to solve problems or draw conclusions
• Help students to develop important skills for higher education and employment
• Inspire students to investigate further

The resources in this collection show how mathematics is used in a variety of subject areas. There are examples of how mathematics is used in economics and business, biology, chemistry, physics, geography and psychology.

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The resources in this collection are the result of a project managed by Mathematics for Education and Industry (MEI) and funded by the Clothworkers’ Foundation.

These resources aim to show the importance of mathematics and statistics in economics and business. There are seven areas covered - use of...

Chemistry - pH

From the Integrating Mathematical Problem Solving project by Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI), this activity for post-16 students demonstrates that the acidity of a solution depends on the number of hydrogen ions per litre; the number of hydrogen ions per litre varies so much that a logarithmic scale is...

Geography - Hydraulic Radius

From the Integrating Mathematical Problem Solving project by Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI), this activity for post-16 students demonstrates that the efficiency of a river can be measured using the hydraulic radius; this depends on the cross-sectional area of the river and the wetted perimeter of the...

Physics - Keeping the Coffee Warm

From the Integrating Mathematical Problem Solving project by Mathematics for Education and Industry (MEI), this activity for post-16 students demonstrates that coffee cools gradually because it is hotter than room temperature and heat is lost to the room. Mixing the coffee with milk also cools it but this effect is...

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