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New Look IMA e16 plus magazine

The latest issue of the IMA e16 plus magazine is now available. Thoroughly recommended for sixth form students who may be considering a mathematics, or mathematics related, degree at university. This issue contains careers profiles, maths in the real world, maths in the news, puzzles and competitions and much...


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The train track puzzle

One of the things I like about Christmas holidays is the chance to play some games and complete some puzzles. A few weeks ago I was sent the train track puzzle, attached to this post, which I have just had chance to complete. I like this puzzle as it is two stages: first to calculate how many tracks...


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Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK)

The London Mathematical Society has announced that Mathematics Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £400 to attend specific one or two day conferences/events organised by professional mathematical organisations.

The aim of the grant is to facilitate...


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STEM Learning Magazine: Post-16 and FE - Spring 2016

Under the banner of Building a successful network, Dr Katherine Forsey and Sue Churm consider how to create a technical network and how to get the most from it, Jenny Phillips explores the challenges FE practitioners face and Ed Walsh explains what the teacher recognition scheme...

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Efforts to increase students’ interest in STEM studies and careers: National measures taken by 30 countries, 2015 report

This publication is the latest in a series of reports about national efforts to increase students’ interest in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) studies and careers.

 

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A Paper Puzzle

The A series of paper are very useful in mathematics lessons as whichever sized piece of paper you choose the ratio of the length to the width is √2 to 1. I came across this interesting question recently. Taking any piece of A sized paper, A4 is the most common, and letting the length be  √2...


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Recognising hinge-point questions

Typically hinge-point questions:

  1. Have wrong answers that match the most common student misconceptions or alternative conceptions;
  2. Are difficult for a student to get the correct answer(s) with the wrong reasoning or knowledge;
  3. Are quick to answer (in less than two minutes, and ideally...
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11 May 2016

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#ThrowbackThursday: Chinese postman problems

This activity from the Nuffield Foundation asks students use the Chinese postman algorithm, also called the Route Inspection Problem, to  investigate the minimum distance someone would have to travel to deliver leaflets along all the streets near to a college, starting at and returning to the same...


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Maths Careers: The maths of online dating

This collection contains a range of teaching materials to support the Maths Careers article 'The maths of online dating' by Hazel Lewis.The resource collection includes a link to the full article, explores what makes people attractive and classroom resources for teaching algorithms,...
Publication date:
06 April 2016

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Maths Careers: The mathematics of football

This collection contains a range of teaching materials to support the Maths Careers article 'The mathematics of football' by Hazel Lewis.The resource collection includes a link to the full article as well as resources to explore mathematical concepts in football.
Publication date:
06 April 2016

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