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  • Your Future in Maths: A-Z

    From forecasting weather to filming deep seas - exploring students’ Future in Maths with a new film series

    When most students think of careers that use maths, what first comes to their minds? 

    Could it be teaching? Accountancy? Something solitary? 

    How far does their imagination stretch?

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  • Why STEAM subjects should be a priority in Primary education

    Robert McGregor is a teacher and the founder and director of STEAM Powered Education, created to help children get a head start in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) through after-school club and holiday workshops in local schools. In this blog, Robert explains the value of a STEAM education in Primary school.

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  • How to prepare your GCSE Maths students for their first summer exams in two years

    Chris Seager and Melanie Muldowney are Co-founders of Just Maths and Maths Teachers who have previously worked at the "most improved school in England”. They were also part of the team that won "TES Maths Team of the 2016".

    Launched in 2012, Just Maths is an online community and network of resources - born from the passion and spirit of three full-time teachers who have a genuine belief in the power of collaboration and sharing ideas and best practice.

    After their recent appearance on The Right Angle podcast, Chris and Mel talk about how to prepare your GCSE Maths students as we approach the first summer exams series in two years.

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  • How Failure is an Essential Foundation for a Love of Maths

    Matt Parker is a renowned stand-up comedian and maths author, with a popular YouTube channel attracting almost one million subscribers. Originally a maths teacher from Australia, Matt now lives and works in the UK. His new book, Humble Pi, is a Number 1 Bestseller. 

    Following Matt’s recent appearance on Pearson’s The Right Angle Podcast, Subject Lead and Podcast Host Nicola Woodford-Smith, reflects on their discussion and shares learnings on ways that teachers can foster a passion for maths among learners – not least by encouraging acceptance of mistakes and failures.

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