Posters and Resources from Maths in a Box

Maths in a Box

In the UK, every school student has to study maths up to the age of 16. And every maths teacher in the UK at some point will have been asked by their students ‘But what is the point of maths?’ and ‘Why should I carry on studying it?’

Now teachers can get some fresh ideas on how to tackle these questions with Maths in a Box, a collection of resources, including posters, and booklets containing careers profiles and even a book of magic tricks.

The box contains resources which aim to encourage the uptake and further study of maths and are suitable from key stage 3 right up to key stage 5. These materials have been tried and tested in schools around England and Wales as part of the government-funded More Maths Grads project.

Each secondary school in England received a copy of Maths in a Box during the first few months of 2010. A similar box was also distributed to secondary schools in Wales with the same resources in Welsh.

More Maths Grads in a Box HE Edition

This was designed to help universities who want to work with schools to promote interest in mathematics. It contains resources that tackle questions school students ask such as “What is the point of maths?” or “Why should I carry on studying it?”

Together, they show that maths is used in a whole number of ways that school students may never have even thought of – from exploring how quadratic equations and probability are linked to football to understanding why logarithms are so useful in our analysis of earthquakes.

Selected contents from both of these projects are available to download below.

Additional downloads can be found on our Posters, Booklets and Leaflets page.


What’s the Point … index posters

Posters describing the maths inside different photographs

whats the point in maths aerial view posterWhat’s the point – Index Aerial

whats the point of maths poster balloonsWhat’s the point – Index Balloons

whats the point in maths poster jumpWhat’s the point – Index Jump

 

What’s the Point …

20 x A2 posters  from that What’s the Point booklet

algebra posterWhat’s the point of Algebra?

 Binomial Theory poster What’s the point of Binomial Theory?

 differentiation poster What’s the point in Differentiation?

 Distributions poster What’s the point of Distributions?

 

 exponentials poster What’s the point of Exponentials?

 geometry poster What’s the point of Geometry?

 graphs poster What’s the point of Graphs

 Imaginary Numbers poster What’s the point of Imaginary Numbers?

 inequalities poster What’s the point of Inequalities

 integration poster What’s the point of integration?

 

logarithms poster What’s the point of logarithms?

 

 numerical methods poster What’s the point of Numerical Methods?

 

 Powers-and-Roots poster What’s the point of Powers-and-Roots?

 Prime Numbers poster What’s the point of Prime Numbers?

 probability poster What’s the point of Probability?

 

 pythagoras poster What’s the point of Pythagoras?

 Quadratic Equations poster What’s the point of Quadratic Equations?

 

 sequences poster What’s the point of Sequences?

 Trigonometry poster What’s the point of Trigonometry?

 Venn Diagrams poster What’s the point of Venn Diagrams?

 

A3 posters  ‘When will I ever need Maths?’

Posters describing the use of maths in different school subjects

maths in artWhen will I ever need Maths? Art

maths in busines posterWhen will I ever need Maths? Business Studies

maths in food technology posterWhen will I ever need Maths? Food Technology

Maths in Geography posterWhen will I ever need Maths? Geography

 

 maths in IT posterWhen will I ever need Maths? ICT

 maths in physical education When will I ever need Maths? Physical Education

 

 maths in Science poster  When will I ever need Maths? Science

 

Origami A3 posters

Posters describing the use of maths in different real world areas such as nature or architecture

maths and aerospaceSee the maths in aerospace

maths and architectureSee the maths in architecture

maths and musicSee the maths in music

 

maths in natureSee the maths in nature

maths and navigationSee the maths in navigation

maths sportSee the maths in sport

 

Cut Through the Numbers A3 poster:

Shows different kinds of careers where doing A-Level Maths would be helpful

cut through the numbers posterCut Through the Numbers A3 poster

Question Mark A3 poster.

Shows the different kinds of careers where doing A-Level Maths would be helpful

question mark posterQuestion Mark A3 poster

FMSP Posters by undergraduates

Detailed posters produced by undergraduates on an interesting mathematical topic. These posters are at quite a high level, but could be used to inspire students.

Perfect Circle PosterPerfect Circle Poster

Shape of the Universe PosterShape of the Universe Poster

the zeta functionThe Zeta Function

Age is just a Number posters

babbage posterAge is just a Number – Charles Babbage

 beethoven poster Age is just a Number – Beethoven

 Larry david poster Age is just a Number – Larry David

 morgan freeman poster Age is just a Number – Morgan Freeman

 

 hawking poster Age is just a Number – Stephen Hawking

 

 florence nightingale poster Age is just a Number – Florence Nightingale

 

Booklets and Activities

 Career Profile Booklet CoverCareer Profiles Booklet

Booklet containing a selection of career profiles

 Enrichment Activities Enrichment Activities booklet

A small selection of enrichment activities.

 

 What do we need maths for booklet What do we need Maths for? Booklet

A booklet describing some of the maths used outside the classroom. Topics are considered which students should be familiar with, such as going on holiday.

 Everyday Maths Everyday Maths booklet

A booklet describing some of the career opportunities available to maths graduates. The booklet links the jobs to applications which the students will be familiar with such as Climate Change.

 careers in maths bokletMaths Careers booklet

A detailed booklet for teachers on the careers that maths can lead to.

 information about maths booklet More Maths Grads leaflet

 

 maths at university Maths at University

How to prepare and what to expect

 

 attitudes to maths booklet Reflections – Maths at University

Exploring attitudes to maths among university applicants and undergraduates.

 good practice guide Good Ideas Guide

Using outreach work to encourage interest in maths.