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Case Studies from 2011: Mathematics

A set of case studies which highlight some of the research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in 2011.

Advancing the digital arts
Mathematicians help to produce computer animations for cinema and television screens.

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Climate Change Toolkit

This toolkit from Plus magazine and Arctic Survey Education looks at models of climate change and sea ice growth.

The toolkit can be downloaded as a whole or as the individual components, which are:
• Arctic supermodels - background article
• Modelling ice thickness - worksheet and worksheet...

Statistics Toolkit

This toolkit from Plus magazine and Arctic Survey Education explores statistical aspects of the expedition, including the 'spin' that can be put on statistical evidence to make it sound positive or negative, and methods to predict future trends in Arctic climate change.

The whole toolkit can be downloaded...

STEM Careers Awareness Guides

These STEM Careers Awareness Guides were designed to provide STEM teachers and careers advisers with an overview of the 'See where they can take you' campaign. This aimed to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers guidance for students, to help them make informed post-...

Making the Future

Produced by Rolls-Royce, this booklet tells the story of what makes a high value business. It looks at questions such as: What are high value businesses? What do they look like? Why do they matter? The booklet can be helpful to illustrate the types of career opportunities that are available to students with science...

Where STEM Can Take You

Produced by Rolls-Royce, this series of case studies illustrates the wide range of career opportunities that are opened up for students with skills in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. They can be used to give careers advice and guidance to students as well as to illustrate the curriculum principles...

Algebra Refresher

Mathcentre provide this algebra refresher resource which has been designed to enable students to prepare for their university mathematics programme. There is a comprehensive review of algebraic manipulation including, removing brackets, surds, solving linear equations, transposition of formulae, quadratic equations...

Numeracy Refresher

Mathcentre provide this numeracy refresher resource, which was developed and trialled by staff of the University of Birmingham Careers Centre and subsequently used widely throughout the HE Sector. There are sections which review decimals, fractions, averages, percentages and ratios, making it a useful resource for...

Basic Differentiation Refresher

Mathcentre provide this refresher resource for basic differentiation, which has been designed to enable students to prepare for their university mathematics programme. There is a comprehensive review including differentiation of a general power multiplied by a constant, simple fractions and general brackets.

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What's the Point of... Maths

This booklet has been provided by More Maths Grads and it has been written to help answer one of the common questions heard in mathematics classrooms up and down the country, and even one in the Houses of Parliament - what's the point of learning all this maths stuff?

The logic and organisation of a...

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