Ages 11 - 18
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Bloodhound SSC (Supersonic car) project
A once in a lifetime opportunity to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers - learn more about The BLOODHOUND Education Programme!
Bowland Maths is a new initiative providing a series of innovative case studies to appeal to pupils at Key Stage 3. They are interactive with open questions, requiring problem solving skills, imagination and a degree of teamwork.
Computer Science for Fun
The cs4fn magic book is a collection of easy to do mathematical card tricks. The twist is that every trick comes with a link to some computer science too.
Cre8ate Maths project
The Cre8ate Maths project was run by the Centre for Science Education and contains a wealth of ideas for maths across the curriculum. The programme of materials was developed by the Mathematics Education Centre at Sheffield Hallam University and has been enthusiastically received by teachers and advisers of mathematics across the country. All of the 57 units on the website are free to use.
Curious and Useful Maths
Games and puzzles.
Steve Humble FIMA, aka DR Maths, is a member of the IMA's Schools and Further Education committee. His column Dr Maths is published by the Evening Chronicle, http://icnewcastle.icnetwork.co.uk/eveningchronicle, the main local newspaper in the North East, which has a circulation of around 55,000. The idea behind the column is to promote interest in Mathematics to the general public.
Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
Type in the first few numbers in a pattern and it'll provide the rest.
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics
'The web's most extensive mathematics resource!'
Escape from Knab
You're stranded on the slimy planet of Knab and need to earn enough money to get back. Find out if you know enough about money and investing to earn your way back home!
This Science and Maths campaign was developed by the Department for Children, Schools and Families to encourage more teenagers to take Science and Maths subjects at A-level. By showcasing the hugh range of exciting, aspirational and rewarding jobs available to them if they choose science and maths.
The material here is suitable for all GCSE maths students.
GCSE Extension Materials
The Further Mathematics Network (FMN) has produced a new series of extension materials for students who are working towards GCSE Mathematics and who would benefit from the introduction of new ideas beyond the GCSE curriculum. Teachers’ notes, including solutions, are available to all schools who register with the Further Mathematics Network.
Offer Students The Chance To Revise, Test Themselves And Learn GCSE Topics FREE, With English Coursework, Maths Papers With Answers, Maths Revision Notes, A GCSE Bookshop and more....
Free mathematics software for learning and teaching.
Consists of geometry activities, updated monthly.
Interactive Whiteboard Secondary Mathematics
IAWMaths is an interactive whiteboard site for secondary mathematics.
MacTutor History of Mathematics
A very comprehensive collection of mathematical biographies.
Mangahigh is a curriculum-compliant, games-based learning site focusing on maths for secondary school students.
Available in A-level format, the mathscard is a compact ‘credit-card’ sized information sheet that folds out to reveal an incredible amount of maths formulae for both school and revision use (roughly A4 in size). There is also a free app containing all of the pure maths formulae you get on the printed A-Level cards, making it ideal for home and revision use.
The UK Mathematics On-Line Learning Support Centre, free of charge resources, available to academics for use in supporting students, and directly to students themselves to support self-study.
Mathematics in Education & Industry
Supporting learning and teaching of AS/A mathematics modules.
Mathematics Lessons that are Fun!
An excellent site for Kids (and Adults) of all ages. A collection of lessons ranging from 'Million $ Mission' which explores exponential growth, to 'The Hot Tub' which introduces algebra through a story.
Mathematics Support Materials
Interactive maths packages to support student learning of mathematics.
Site featuring a selection of different calculators.
maths e.g. is a very large database of some 2,000 questions spanning the most common mathematical topics from GCSE to level 2 undergraduate.
Maths in Daily Life
Examples of how maths is used in everyday life eg home decorating and money saving.
Maths in the Movies
List of films and their maths content. Amusing trivia.
Maths in Work
Maths in Work has been designed to offer glimpses of the real world of work via video clips, to help students appreciate not only the relevance of mathematics but its importance in every day life.
Great source for lessons and tutorials for all levels.
MathWorld is a comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia intended for students, educators, math enthusiasts, and researchers.
Millennium Mathematics Project
The Millennium Mathematics Project (MMP) is a maths education initiative for ages 5 to 19 and the general public, based at the University of Cambridge and active nationally and internationally. They aim to support maths education and promote the development of mathematical skills and understanding, particularly through enrichment activities.
To celebrate London 2012 the MMP are developing free online mathematical resources exploring maths and science through the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The place for money sharp kids! It is designed to help 11-13 year olds develop their maths and financial planning skills. Also has links for teachers to assist in lesson planning etc.
Free online maths-based resources for schools including: multi-media packs and cross-curricular resources and projects.
An easy to use website combining key stage maths and sciences with motorsport principles to encourage school children with their studies and show that maths is used in a whole host of exciting ways. 'Motorsport Mathematics' has been designed to not only improve awareness of the fundamental science and engineering which underpins motorsport but also to highlight to school children the relevance and practical use of these skills in industry.
The books, the extra bits, games, hints, tricks, puzzles... they're all here!
National Association for Numeracy and Mathematics in Colleges
The National Association for Numeracy and Mathematics in Colleges (NANAMIC) was formed in 1993 as an association of further education, tertiary and sixth form colleges with the aim of assisting colleges nationally to developing quality in all aspects of their work in mathematics and numeracy.
The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics provides effective strategic leadership for mathematics-specific CPD. It aims to raise the professional status of all those engaged in the teaching of mathematics so that the mathematical potential of learners will be fully realised.
National STEM Centre
Houses the UK's largest collection of STEM teaching and learning resources - providing teachers of STEM subjects with the ability to access a wide range of support materials. Resources for use with early years to post-16 students are freely available.
Thousands of mathematics enrichment materials (problems, articles and games) for teachers and learners from ages 5 to 19 years. All the resources are designed to develop subject knowledge, problem-solving and mathematical thinking skills. The website is updated with new material on the first day of every month.
Personal Finance Education Group
Pfeg is an education charity whose mission is for all young people to leave school with the confidence, skills and knowledge they need in financial matters so that they can participate fully in society. It receives support from the education, business and government and is working within schools across the UK at a strategic level to promote the development of financial capability.
The site illustrates how maths is used in perspective drawing.
Pi in the Sky
Is a semi-annual periodical designated for high school students, with the purpose of promoting mathematics, establishing direct contact with teachers and students, increasing the involvement of high school students in mathematical activities, and promoting careers in mathematical sciences.
A Collection of interesting logic puzzles, Language puzzles, math puzzles and paradoxes.
Scalextric 4 Schools
PTC in partnership with Scalextric have developed an exciting new curriculum project which allows students to design, build and race their very own Scalextric cars.
Scibermonkey collects all the best websites ... throws out the nuts ... leaving you with the pick of the bunch to go ape about science!
Science in School
Science in School addresses science teaching both across Europe and across disciplines: highlighting the best in teaching and cutting-edge research. It covers not only biology, physics, chemistry, but also maths, earth sciences, engineering and medicine, focusing on interdisciplinary work.
Showing Maths Counts
A video from the More Maths Grads project.
Showing You're Working Part 1
Show You're Working Part 2
A school based project which attempts to illustrate how mathematics is used in the workplace using the examples of former pupils.
The Simpsons has established itself as an award-winning international pop culture phenomenon. It is the longest-running sitcom of all time and it is also one of the most literate television programs on the air, containing many references to subject matter and scholars from various academic fields, including mathematics.
skoool.co.uk provides learners and teachers with all they need to support their understanding of Science and Maths for Key Stages 3 and 4.
Systems for Teaching and Assessment using a Computer algebra Kernel.
Providing clear, current and relevant information on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) engagement activities for UK schools, colleges and home educators.
TES Resource Bank
This is an area where you can share your materials with other teachers, recommend your favourite resources, and rate and review other teachers' resources and recommendations. You can upload and download files, or simply point people to web pages you've found useful.
The ifs Student Investor Challenge
The ifs Student Investor Challenge is a set of business competitions for UK students aged 14-19 that could win you a whole host of prizes, including a trip to New York.
The Mathematics Millennium Project
The project's broad goal is to help people of all ages and abilities share in the excitement of mathematics
and understand the enormous range and importance of its applications to science and commerce. Other sites:-NRICH and NRICH Prime for schools resources and students, MOTIVATE for details of our video-conferencing programme for schools, and Plus, an online magazine for the general public and older students about the applications of mathematics.
The Math Forum Student Centre
This is an American site where you can chat with other students and join in projects and puzzles.
Theorem of the Day
Welcome to a gallery whose exhibits are the crowning achievements of mathematics: its theorems.
The Pi Trivia Game
Trivia quiz to test knowledge of Pi which is aimed at older children.
Think Maths is run by a group of mathematics speakers who visit schools and run workshops and sessions for all ages and abilities. The team have been working together for several years, and consists of PhD students, former teachers and experienced maths communicators.
This is Mega maths
Good for group activities. The site includes instructions and materials needed for each game.
UK Mathematics Trust
UKM Torganises the UK's biggest national maths competitions and prepares the UK's International Mathematical Olympiad Team. The UKMT Challenges are designed to stimulate interest in maths in large numbers of pupils in the form of multiple choice papers with lively and intriguing questions. There are three levels covering the age range 11-18 and together they attract almost half a million entries each year from over 4,000 schools.
Browse through 3D mathematical models on the web. (requires a VRML browser plugin).
Why Not Chemistry
The Institution of Chemical Engineers has put together its top ten flash bang demos; a resource for teachers to inspire students in the classroom.