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Scientific investigations: Getting started

This resource supports students in carrying out independent investigations.  It helps them to choose, plan, carry out and write up an in-depth scientific investigation.

Distribution and abundance of species

This is a modelling activity where students use sampling techniques to determine the distribution and abundance of organisms in a simulated habitat. Students will simulate the mark–release–recapture technique (Lincoln Index) for estimating population sizes of mobile species. 

Curriculum links include: ...

Your career in cancer research

This booklet provides useful information on a variety of routes into a career in cancer research including the fields of mathematics, computer science, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, medicine and non-research roles.

University endorsement statements

This resource is a collection of statements from over 40 universities and higher education groups in support of Core Maths. University statements include those from the London School of Economics, the Universities of Bath, Cambridge, Leeds Newcastle, Southampton Warwick, York, Southampton plus many more. ...

Immunology - infographics

A set of posters with useful key facts which could be used in a marketplace activity on immunity.

Topics included:

  • autoimmunity
  • cancer immunotherapy
  • meningitis
  • primary immunodeficiency
  • secondary immunodeficiency
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • vaccines...

Cartesian components of vectors

This resource from Mathcentre explores vectors in two and three-dimensions, how to calculate the length of a position vector and the angle between a position vector and an x axis. After reading through the text and completed the exercise questions, students should be able to: 

  • coordinate unit vectors...

Beginning teaching: best in class? High-quality initial teacher education for all teachers of mathematics in England

In this report, ACME considers the quality of initial teacher education and gives advice on how to ensure that trainees leave Initial Teacher Education (ITE) effectively equipped to begin their teaching careers in mathematics classrooms throughout England.

The report seeks to address a number of key...

British Informatics Olympiad

The British Informatics Olympiad (BIO) is an annual competition in computer programming for secondary schools and sixth form colleges. Any student who is under 19, in full time pre-university education and resident in mainland Britain, is eligible to take part and may win prizes including an expenses-paid trip to...

British Biology Olympiad

The British Biology Olympiad (BBO) is open to students around the world.The BBO challenges and stimulates students with an interest in biology to expand and extend their talents. In offering a wider syllabus than A level, it allows students to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably rewarded and publicly...

Maths snapshots

This collection includes ACME's series of short briefing papers, called Maths Snapshots, which set out what ACME believe are some of the key issues in mathematics education, identifying challenges and opportunities and providing policy advice on how to overcome challenges and seize opportunities.

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