This page offers a collection of videos illustrating how mathematics is used on a day-to-day basis in a variety of jobs.
Scientific Instrument Designer (Matt Hobby)
Sports Engineer (Simon Choppin)
Costume Designer (Monique Hollinshead)
Navigational Officer, Pride of Hull P&O ferry (Thomas McAuley)
Maths in Work, NCETM website
This project is all about collecting short video footage of maths at work in the business environment. The aim is that these clips will then be used by teachers in schools and colleges to show students the relevance of maths to the real world of work.
These videos were produced by the more maths grads project in conjunction with the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM).
Test Tube (Nottingham Science City)
Test Tube is an award-winning website following the highs and lows of life as a scientist.
Test Tube: Space Money – 60 Seconds of Science
What kind of money would people use in space? Here’s what boffins at the University of Leicester say it will look like.
Test Tube: Black holes and purple bean bags
Anne Green discusses black holes while sitting on her new purple bean bag! The purple-loving cosmologist is exploring the physics of the early universe.
Test Tube: Day in the life: Astrophysicists
Rhaana Starling and Phil Evans are astrophysicists at the University of Leicester. They study gamma ray bursts detected by the Swift spacecraft.
Test Tube: Meet Andrew Lerwill
From telescopes to art masterpieces, Andrew Lerwill has had an interesting science career so far. He is currently working with the conservation science team at the Tate art gallery.
Test Tube: Nanotechnology report
Clive Roberts discusses nanotechnology at the University of Nottingham.
Test Tube: Robosnake – 60 Seconds of Science
A robotic snake created by Nottingham Trent University experts.
Test Tube: The Atlantic Ocean & geological time
Crossing the North Atlantic by ship gives a great insight into the immensity of geological time, says Andrew Johnson.
Test Tube: Tree trigonometry
Markus Eichhorn shows off a clever trick for estimating the height of trees! Markus is a tree expert and lecturer in ecology at the University of Nottingham.
Test Tube: What is nanotechnology?
A nanotech tour with Clive Roberts from the University of Nottingham.
Teachers TV: STEM Subject Choice and Careers series: Maths
Education video resources, lesson plans, inspiration and ideas to use in the classroom. Professional development, CPD and training for everyone working in schools.