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### 'Brookside Brush-up' - Inspiring Learning Project

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the theme of embedding functional skills. It describes how Strode College used active learning techniques to engage adults, who were working with children, to improve their maths skills. Through increased self-confidence and...

### 10 great reasons to become a scientist or engineer

A colourful display poster showing ten reasons to to inspire young learners to consider the exciting and meaningful careers available in science, technology, engineering and maths.

### 100m Sprint

In this activity students examine the Olympic 100m winning times from 1928 to 2012. Both men's and women's times show an improvement. The challenge is how to show that there is an improving trend and to show which times show the most improvement. Scatter graphs,...

### 2010 Senior Mathematics Challenge

The Senior Mathematical Challenge (SMC), from the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT), is a multiple choice contest in which students are presented with five alternative answers, of which just one is correct. It follows that often students can find the correct...

### A Circle Journey

The initial task involves using factors of 12 and -12 to set up two points. Compasses are used to draw a circle that has the two points as its diameter. An interesting feature of the resulting...

### A Fractional Sequence

The initial investigation uses an inductive formula and two initial values to derive a sequence that results in a series of fractions before returning to the initial two values of the sequence. A spreadsheet is provided that performs the calculations given in the inductive formula. This is helpful for both checking...

### A Geometric Progression Problem

There is an initial investigation of geometric progressions where the interval between the first and second, and the third and fourth terms are given, with the challenge of discovering two possible values for the first term and associated common ratio. There are ten examples to work on to enable collaboration...

### A Glimpse of the Future

In this video, from Rolls-Royce, students can see what it is like to work in a company that develops and manufactures high technology products. The video includes comments and descriptions from a group of young people visiting Rolls-Royce. The video includes sections on: * The manufacture of hollow titanium fan...

### A Good Adult Numeracy Tutor

This resource from Ofsted accompanies the survey report Tackling the challenge of low numeracy skills in young people and adults, published in April 2011, and summarises the characteristics of good practice in adult numeracy tutors under the following headings...

### A Guide to Developing Mathematics Skills in the Adult Social Care Workplace

Published by LSIS, this guide is intended for learning providers who want to help care workers develop better mathematics skills at work. The guide is divided into two parts. Part 1 identifies the mathematics that care workers use at work, offers an overview of the adult social care sector, considers attitudes to...

### A Level Resources

A number of resources produced by the Spode Group aimed at teachers and students of advanced level mathematics. The aim of each publication is to show teachers and students applications of the mathematics covered in the A level syllabus. The resources include a wide range of interesting problems and applications...

### A Recommended Code of Governance for Schools: a Flexible Framework for Strategic Planning

This pilot version of the Recommended Code of Governance for Schools was published by the Wellcome Trust in October 2012. It is aimed at providing school governors and senior leaders with a robust yet flexible framework they can use to set the strategic direction for their school, and that governors can use to hold...

### A Teacher's Guide - Linking careers to the STEM curriculum

Linking Careers to the STEM Curriculum is a careers resource aimed at teachers of science, design and technology, computing, engineering and mathematics. It offers immediate ideas to try, longer term solutions and resource recommendations for linking careers to lessons.

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### A Toolkit in Data Handling for Projects

This aim of this resource is to help teachers to support students to acquire the skills required to analyse data and interpret trustworthy information from data. They are designed to be flexible and adaptable with the data providing the stimulation for interrogation and...

### A World Full of Data: Statistics Opportunities across A-level Subjects

This report considers the teaching and learning of statistics across a number of A-level subjects other than mathematics. The role of statistics is considered in biology, business studies, chemistry, computing, economics, geography, history, physics, psychology and sociology. The report contains twenty two...