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Smarter Phones for All

This Mathematics Matters case study, produced by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, looks at how industry relies on cutting-edge mathematics to develop better quality communications. The amount of information we can transmit though the air is limited by the laws of physics, but the mathematics of...

Statistically-Secure Identities

This Mathematics Matters case study, from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, looks at how biometric identification systems rely on mathematical methods to convert images into data that can be digitally stored. It is essential that the biometric systems we depend on for national security can reliably...

Stats in Your Genes

This Mathematics Matters case study, from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, discusses the importance of statistics and computing to developments in medical research. Sequencing the human genome was a fantastic achievement, but it was only the beginning. Now, statisticians are coming up with new...

Taking Decisions, Not Risks

A Mathematics Matters case study which looks at how advances in statistics allow us to analyse risks and consequences and so make informed decisions. Risks are an unavoidable part of modern life, but mathematicians and statisticians have developed a variety of methods to help mitigate its effects. These techniques...

Unravelling the Genetic Code

This Mathematics Matters case study, from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, looks at how mathematicians' understanding of knots can help unravel potentially fatal knots in DNA molecules. Understanding how to manipulate tangles of DNA could help us create new treatments for diseases, so...

Guide to Examples of Good Quality STEM Placements

Produced for the Department for Education, this resource from Sheffield Hallam University, is designed to help employers, teachers, students and anyone involved in work experience develop strategies for creating good quality placements for young people aged 14–19.

This guide contains examples of good...

Equality and Diversity

This Teachers TV video shows two secondary schools in Blackburn as they explore STEM careers by encouraging their students to take a hands-on approach to learning.

Witton Park High School takes a workshop for Year Eight girls which aims to make students aware of gender stereotypes and encourage girls into...

Economic Wellbeing

In this Teachers TV programme, staff at Riddlesdown High School in South London are taking steps to encourage students to study science, mathematics and technology.

Students at the school participate in a role play as members of a residents' association. During the activity they discuss a proposal to...

Information, Advice and Guidance

In this video from Teachers TV, science teacher Angalika Newton is eager to promote careers in science to her students.

Angalika works with Head of Careers Lorette Parker to plan a lesson to introduce the kinds of jobs that studying science can lead to. Their plans include bringing outside visitors into...

STEM Careers Review 2010

This review of STEM careers, led by John Holman, was funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation in February 2010. The review covered provision of STEM careers education, information, advice and guidance in England. The report focused on secondary and further education, but recommended the need to commence careers...

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