The Rolls-Royce Science Prize 2014

The IMA is delighted to welcome Rolls Royce’s inclusion of mathematics in its Science Prize. The Rolls-Royce Science Prize is an annual awards programme that helps teachers implement science teaching ideas in their schools and colleges.
The closing date for entries is 26 May 2014.

Poster competition 2013-14

Poster Competition 2013 / 2014

IMA Maths Careers are working with the Citi Money Gallery at The British Museum and asking you to design a currency for Earth as part of 2013: Mathematics of Planet Earth. Imagine there was a single global currency; what would it look like? How big would it be? What would it be worth?

London stock exchange

Randomness in the stock market

In the aftermath of the worldwide banking crisis and widespread recession it is hard for a day to pass without some mention of the stock market.



Welcome to the Ambassadors Section - information and resources for any undergraduate or postgraduate mathematics students who are working with pupils in secondary schools.

Employee Search

Who employs mathematicians?

Maths graduates may not always be aware of the various employment opportunities available to them. This page offers a list of employer websites divided into several categories.

Partner websites

Partner websites

The Maths Careers website is working in collaboration with Future Morph and the Science & Maths campaign.

Cube Puzzle Challenge

The Maths Careers team ran a Cube Puzzle challenge at The Big Bang 2014 (The NEC, Birmingham, 13 - 16 March 2014). Check out the final Cube Puzzle leader board from all four days.

Pit stop

F1 strategy and pit stops

In Formula One, fractions of a second can mean the difference between crossing the finish line first or second. Such minute differences mean huge investment has been made in order to engineer a faster car. However, mathematicians trained in operational research techniques are increasingly being employed to provide the cutting edge in a different way: pit stop strategy.

Weighing the World

Weighing the world

Find out how the world was weighed, through mathematics, on a soggy mountain in Scotland.

Over the rainbow

Over the rainbow

A beautiful demonstration of geometry written across the sky in beams of light.

Maths in a box

Maths in a Box

Request a free 'Maths in a Box' resources CD, or download them.

Featured career profile

Matt Henderson, Speech and language processing researcher

"If you do a maths degree, then there is a wide range of areas where people will welcome your skills."

Career profile

Do you use maths in your work / research ? Would you like your career profile to be featured on the Maths Careers website? Then do get in touch!

Featured pages

Teaching resources

This page aims to provide a range of resources to support teachers in the classroom as well as parents at home.

Poster Competition 2013 / 2014

Closing date for entries to the competition is midnight on 15th January, 2014

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