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Maths Careers: 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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10 December 2018

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Find Online Home Tutor

Find a local or online home tutor with Tutor Choice. Tutor choice is one of the UK leading tutoring website. It is basically a place for professionals tutor to advertise their expertise and for potential students to find a tutor. Similarly, parents and tutees can create their account to describe their learning needs...
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05 December 2018

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Solar panels

This resource looks at some of the mathematics behind using solar panels to generate electricity both for use in the home and to power cars. The mathematics involved requires the calculation of complicated areas and using multiple bits of information to solve a problem. As such, the resource is ideal for enhancing...
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2010 to date

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Solar Car

In this activity, students explore the questions: *What are the main sources of air pollution? *What is the impact of transport emissions on air pollution and the natural environment? *What can we do to reduce air pollution coming from transport? To what extent can emissions be reduced if solar powered cars instead of...
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2010 to date

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Green School

This collection of resources from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) uses the example of Howe Dell Primary School, which was designed with the principle of being a sustainable school, as a context for exploring a school's carbon footprint and the use of technology to reduce energy usage. 
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2010 to date

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Engaging Maths

A resource from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) which explores the role of the mathematical sciences in our lives - in security, telecommunications and the internet, the environment, finance and economics, industry, transport and travel, and in medicine and biology.Contents: ...
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The Game of Life

Carom Maths provides this resource for teachers and students of A Level mathematics. The Game of Life is a simulation of how a population might grow, if subject to a few simple rules. Initially students try the rules out for themselves on squared paper, before following a link to a computer program that shows the...
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2010 to date

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How Risky Is Life?

In this activity, students explore the miss-match between real and perceived risk by exploring the risks of dying unexpectedly from various causes. Starting from known fears and comparing them with real-life data, students can recognise that these fears are often unfounded. Students have the opportunity to learn how...
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2000 - 2009

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How Old?

Using the data from CensusAtSchool 2006/2007, this data analysis resource looks at trends in life expectancy in populations. Students consider both the primary data collected from CensusAtSchool and secondary data about life expectancy and major causes of death. A plenary asks students to consider what they have...
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2010 to date

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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.
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2010 to date

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