Thank you to everyone who entered. We received over 120 entries and it took a while to decide on the winners. Scroll down to see if you are a winner! Years 7 – 8 Winner Aliza Alam Preston Muslim Girls School Years 9 – 11 Winner Nicole Roman Kingsbury High School Years […]
You might be looking forward to dropping maths at the first available opportunity, but don’t be too hasty. Whether you plan to go on to work, A-levels (or equivalent), or other further studies, a good understanding of maths will be useful to you and will improve your problem-solving and decision-making skills. Read more!
The range of careers open to STEM graduates is very broad indeed. To give you an idea, we have put together a collection of personal career profiles of STEM graduates.
Competition Winners 11 – 13 Winner Ellie Pennell, Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College, Cheshire. 14 – 16 Winner Hannah Uzzell, Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College, Cheshire. 17 – 19 Winner Hafsa Fahim 11 – 13 Honourable Mentions Lizzy Lomas, Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College, Cheshire. Daisy Hickman, Sandbach High School and […]
“Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” Shakuntala Devi – Indian Mathematician Mathematics is everywhere – but sometimes it is hidden from view and people don’t realise how important it is. In our new competition we want you to make a poster to show people […]
In our competition we want you to make a poster showing how maths is used by today’s workforce. Posters should be eye catching and focus on one use of maths.
You could be a maths teacher looking for ideas for a school trip, or you might be an enthusiastic parent or pupil who wants to find some maths on their day off. We hope that you will find inspiration in this list of maths themed days out. Maths and History Mathematics has a long and […]
The Computer Generated Images [cgi] that are now an essential part of movies and computer games would be impossible without the underlying mathematics. And so would the design process which lies at the heart of almost anything you buy or use these days. Look around you. Cars, buildings, aeroplanes, mobile phones and tech of any […]
Thank you to everyone who sent in an entry for our Famous Equation contest. We had over 250 posters to judge and the standard was very high. See if you are a winner! Years 7 – 8 Winner Rubab Imran Preston Muslim Girls High School Years 9 – 11 Winner Aimee Sharp Thomas […]
Throughout history people have needed to defend themselves against enemy attack, and in the UK this has led to the building of many castles and forts. Maths can help in both making castles easier to defend and also in making them look good. Early Hill Forts – what is the best shape? If you are […]
You might have noticed how your chocolate bars have been getting smaller but have stayed roughly the same price. This is called shrinkflation – it is a cunning way of raising prices without actually raising the price of the product you are buying off the shelf. It is only when you sit down and do […]
An ancient legend about some rice and a chessboard goes as follows: “A wise old ruler wanted to reward his servant for an act of extraordinary bravery. The servant said: ‘Master I ask you for just one thing. Take your chessboard and place on the first square one grain of rice. On the first day […]
You have already made the decision to study maths at university, but how do you decide which courses to apply for? This article won’t tell you where to choose, but hopefully it will get you to ask the right questions, so that you can make a good decision for yourself. Will I be accepted? This […]