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Resources - Secondary Mathematics

Welcome to the Secondary Mathematics Resource group.

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Resources - Mathematics 16 to 19

Welcome to the Mathematics 16 to 19 Resource group.

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Physical Computing and Robotics

For teachers, enthusiasts and providers of physical computing and robotics.

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How thick is tin foil?

I am sure you have all challenged students estimate the thickness of a piece of standard A4 paper. It can be hilarious watching students squinting at their see through shatterproof ruler in a vain attempt to measure the thickness of one piece of paper they have been given. Eventually a strategy is...


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...


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...


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...


#ThrowbackThursday: Old New Year

Did you know that the Gregorian calendar we use and an actual planetary year differ by 0.0003 days per year? That’s around 26 seconds difference each year.

Or that in Britain September 2nd 1752 was followed directly by September 14th? Rioting ensued over the '...


New prime number discovery

I'm not sure what it was doing there, but the largest known prime number was discovered in Missouri this week.

You can read about it in this BBC article, discover what it looks like when printed in full , or see more on the mathematics behind its discovery in this Numberphile video.



#ThrowbackThursday: Eight Days a week

“The first odd number is 1. What is the hundredth?”

Eight questions: one for each day of the week plus one extra, that explore odd numbers, sequences, prime numbers, fractions, multiplication and division.

“Using all the digits from 1 to 5 once only, make two numbers which...