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In these videos, from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), scientists talk about what their jobs entail and what they enjoy most about their chosen career.

The mathematics on SMILE cards is presented in the form of practical activities, games and investigations. They encourage an independent approach and are suitable for students from Key Stage Two to Four. The cards originally formed a complete individualised mathematics scheme. The cards were organised so that each...

Shell Centre

The Shell Centre has produced a range of innovative teaching materials for mathematics education, together with research publications and tests. Most of these were developed at the Shell Centre for Mathematical Education at the University of Nottingham, UK. The two collections, Numeracy through Problem Solving and...

Red and Blue Boxes

These mathematics materials from The Shell Centre offer teachers exciting and innovative ways of teaching problem solving and graphical representation. Problems with Patterns and Numbers is aimed at the upper half of the ability range and ages 13-16, but is more widely applicable with some adaptation. The Language...

Science upd8

These resources have been produced by the Association for Science Education (ASE) and the Centre for Science Education at Sheffield Hallam University. Based on contemporary issues, they help to make science accessible, relevant and engaging to secondary school students. The range of resources utilises a variety of...

The Mathematics Enhancement Programme has been developed over the past few years at the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. It set out to implement in UK schools the findings of international research. The scheme of work for each year is split into two parts, A and B. The MEP course has been developed in...

These materials exemplify the ideas and approaches adopted in the Standards Unit pilot. To get best value from them, we recommend that you use them in association with the guidance and other materials in the resource. The following are some specific hints and guidance:

  • These sessions are offered as...

SMILE

This is a collection of supplementary materials to accompany the SMILE work cards. The contents are

  • A wealth of worksheets
  • SMILE cards answers
  • Test books and answers
  • The SMILE mathematics networks
  • The SMILE Activity List: Cards 0001-2403 and commercial references...

The Standards Unit: Improving Learning in Mathematics resources were produced as a response to the Smith report. The materials use active learning approaches originally designed for post-16 mathematics but for use across the secondary phase. The resources, and the work of the Standards Unit with leading maths...

This collection of reports explores the teaching and learning of mathematics. The reports include:

  • Mathematical Needs - The project comprised two reports which looked at the mathematical needs of Higher Education and employment and examined the mathematical needs of learners.
  • Deep Progress in...

The London Engineering Project (LEP) set up projects with London South Bank University to engage young people in STEM subjects. These case studies describe the projects, their backgrounds and activities.

  • The projects are:
  • Engineering Islam
  • Engineering pick 'n' mix
  • Engineering...

These materials provide examples of effective practice in equality and diversity within STEM subjects and careers. 

The non-statutory guidance containing information on what schools need to do to meet their requirements under the equality duties can be found...

Practical Action

Practical Action is a development charity which uses simple technology to fight poverty. The learning resources in this collection look at how issues such as climate change and the need for renewable energy can be tackled. The resources contain background information, teachers' packs, classroom activities, stimulus...

This set of ideas, resources and materials help students develop a greater understanding of the language used in science. Reinforcing keywords helps students to become more familiar with scientific vocabulary, enabling them to progress with more confidence. The approaches here could easily be used in other areas of...

Focus Activities

This sub-collection includes shorter activities which can make effective starter and plenary activities, helping students to engage and further their understanding. The resources are:  

  • Mr Zippy's Trainers: This brings together the ideas of friction, air resistance and materials using clear language...

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