Maths Careers: Practical applications of algebra

Practical Applications of Algebra

This collection contains a range of teaching materials to support the Maths Careers article 'Practical Applications of Algebra'.

The resource collection includes a link to the article and resources from the STEM Learning collection to explore the algebra it covers.

 

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Constructing and Solving Linear Equations

These National Strategies packs  can be used to plan progression when teaching students to construct and solve linear equations in years seven, eight and nine. They contain booklets which were part of continuing professional development courses. The booklets contain  teaching ideas, lesson plans and resources.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Solving Linear Equations

This list of resources includes a range of solving linear equation resources contained in the STEM Learning collection.

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Geometry

This collection from Inquiry Maths contains three geometry themed prompts covering surface area of a cuboid, areas of squares and circles and shapes with equal areas. Each seemingly simple prompt is designed to intrigue students, leading to a rich mathematical task that can be explored in a variety of ways providing students with the opportunity to "reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry." Prompts are accompanied by a variety of supporting material. Further ideas for geometry prompts can be found on the Inquiry Maths website.

publication year
2010 to date

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The Magic of Computer Science

This resource contains a series of card tricks. Each trick is presented in two parts. In the first part enough detail is given so that the trick can be performed. A description of the desired effect is given followed by an explanation of the mechanics of the trick – actually what is done to ensure the trick works.

All the tricks have a link to fundamental concepts and topics in Computer Science such as algorithms, testing, parity, binary, searching and sorting

publication year
2010 to date

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Computer Science Unplugged

Computer Science Unplugged is a collection of twenty activities designed to aid the teaching and learning of computer science through engaging games and puzzles using cards, string, crayons and lots of running around. The activities introduce students to many of the underlying concepts separated from the distractions and technical details we usually see with computers. This collection of Computer Science Unplugged resources is aimed at upper primary and lower secondary school aged students but is suitable for people of all ages and has been used around the world for many years.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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IET Faraday Resources

The aim of the IET Faraday programme is to introduce a new generation to the sheer excitement of science, technology and engineering.

These resources include cross-curricular classroom activities with accompanying film clips and downloadable supporting files such as presentations and handouts which can be tailored to students' needs.

The IET Faraday materials give a real insight into what it is like to be a scientist, technologist or engineer- careers that rely heavily on mathematics- working at the cutting edge of technology. They investigate the problems that engineers face and the technologies behind their solutions and cover a variety of exciting areas.

publication year
2010 to date

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Maths Career Profiles

This booklet has been provided by More Maths Grads and it is designed to highlight the versatility of mathematics and to show that a degree in the mathematical sciences can take students anywhere; it can open doors, from developing software technologies to being a professional rugby league player. Working on exciting and innovative projects, mathematicians are highly valued and an essential element of any successful team.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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