The IMA MathsCareers team will be running the Foam Cube Challenge at The Big Bang Fair 2018
This site is a resource to provide a single starting point for those wishing to know where studying mathematics can lead. The website has a particular focus on young people between the age of 11 and 19. In this section you will find a range of resources that support the teaching of maths in the classroom. These resources can also be drawn on by parents and those who run enrichment activities such as after school STEM clubs. Read more!
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Aberystwyth was the first university to teach mathematics in Wales and in 2022 we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of “Mathematics by the Sea”. Aberystwyth’s Department of Mathematics offers a broad range of three and four year mathematics degrees.
The latest research If you are considering taking a mathematics related degree, then make sure you read this article as it will help you understand your excellent potential job prospects once you graduate. A new report published in 2015 by the Council for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) about the graduate destinations of mathematical sciences graduates has […]
Watch the ‘Maths and Your Dream Job’ movie clip and lots of other maths mpegs!
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 […]
#puzzleoftheday by @GarethFfowc Some examples of #puzzleoftheday maths puzzles by @GarethFfowc. The puzzle is often linked to the date it was posted on Twitter. No advanced mathematics is needed to solve them but a willingness to think outside the box can often help. Puzzle 1 #puzzleoftheday 28/02 The number ‘three’ repeats ‘e’, ‘nine’ repeats ‘n’. […]
Time management is about making things happen, rather than having them happen to you. You need to get control! Here are 15 steps you can take to organise your time. 1. Prepare a colour-coded weekly study plan. Fill in regular commitments like lectures, seminars and workshops (about 15 – 20 hours which you MUST attend) […]
Academic material needs to be read for understanding, not entertainment: satisfaction and enjoyment will follow. You are at university to read for a degree – you will need to do some reading as well as attending lectures! Don’t put it off until later … it will never get done if you do. Buy all the […]
Experiments are the bedrock of most sciences. Doing experiments yourself is an essential skill that will deepen your understanding. Be aware of the safety rules, fire exits etc. before you start! Practicals are designed to help you understand and underpin theoretical material obtain vital practical skills and familiarity with apparatus experience a range of experiments […]
The purpose of a presentation is to communicate – nothing else. Get the basics right and your audience will engage with what you have to say. THINK COMMUNICATION. Your objective is to communicate, rather than to impress your audience, so pitch it at a suitable level. Seeking common ground with the audience at the start […]
Revision is about putting the icing on the cake, not baking the cake itself! It is the final act in a consistent process of learning. Revision is an important part of your learning process. Start it early. “Cramming” for exams is no substitute for methodical and sustained study throughout your course. Regular revision improves your […]