Careers involving geometry

A series of careers-based teaching resources and lesson plans designed to cover parts of the geometry topics within the mathematics curriculum.

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Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars

These Mathematics for Engineering exemplars provide support for teachers using contextualised mathematics, and help students gain fluency in the use of mathematics for practical problem solving.

This collection also illustrates some of the mathematics in the Advanced Diploma in Engineering, undertaken by engineers.

publication year
2010 to date

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F1 in Schools: Mathematics - Calculating Speed

Using the F1 in schools curriculum resource students will need to to apply their knowledge of speed, time and distance to calculate the speed of an F1 car using real race data. Students are presented with a circuit map of Monaco showing speeds in mph and Kph, the gear used and target times at different points on the circuit.

publication year
2010 to date

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Maths Careers: Calculating Pi

This collection contains a range of teaching materials to support the Maths Careers article 'Calculating Pi'.

The resource collection includes a link to the full article as well as teaching resources to help explore how pi can be calculated in the classroom. Resources include the polygon method for estimating pi, and exploring the use of pi in the layout of a running track.

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Maths Careers: How mathematics helps solve murders

This collection contains a range of teaching materials to support the Maths Careers article 'How mathematics helps solve murders'.

The resources include a link to the full article, classroom resources for teaching trigonometry and ideas for how best to teach trigonometry in real-life contexts. Resources include how the Royal Navy uses trigonometry,  and how trigonometry is used in helicopter rescues.

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Maths Careers: The mathematics of football

This collection contains a range of teaching materials to support the Maths Careers article 'The mathematics of football' by Hazel Lewis. The resource collection includes a link to the full article as well as resources to explore mathematical concepts in football. Activities include a look at rotational symmetry of crystals, a video that applies the Euler Characteristic to a soccer football. The interpretation of distance/time graphs in the context of a football match and data handling activities based on football are also included.

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Digital Designer

Digital designer Simon describes his use of science and mathematics, "Even though I work in what is typically considered a creative field, my maths and science background has already helped me with the technical side of my career. If you’re creative, but also like maths and science, then this is the perfect job for you.”

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2010 to date

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Resources to Support the Teaching of Mathematics

A series of resources from Defence Dynamics in which the teaching and learning of mathematics is put into a military context. Students' activity sheets show how important mathematical concepts are used in real-life situations by the armed forces.

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2000 - 2009

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cre8ate maths

Cre8ate resources explore twelve different employment sectors, and include activities that relate to the industrial or work related aspects of the context. The key characteristic of all the resources is that they link real and significant mathematical thinking with authentic real world applications.

publication year
2010 to date

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