The second 2012-13 stemNRICH teacher inspiration days was an action packed day on Wednesday April 17!
You can find the resources used in the plenary sessions and workshops here. Many thanks to all the contributors who offered to share their work.
used in first plenary - introduction to the team and what's new in the curriculum (Lynne McClure
and Jill Flintham - STEM chocolate day
Maggie and Jill from Kingsbridge Community College plan a very successful KS2/3 transition event for their partner schools each year. We immersed ourselves in the science and maths of chocolate!
and Jenny Barker - Viruses
Tabitha and Jenny from Swavesey Village College introduced their science/maths project, linking probability and geometric progressions within the topic of viruses. Here are their resources:
Louise Orpin - Operational research powerpoint coming soon.
and Euan Wilder - The Visiting Expert
The Visiting Expert is a low-cost, high-impact technique for two teachers from different subject areas to collaborate. Mark and Euan from Comberton Village College shared this technique they have successfully used across the age and ability range at KS3 and KS4, between mathematics and science, and between mathematics and DT classes.
Professor David Speigelhalter
finished off the day with a scintillating talk about risk and uncertainty. You can see more of his work here at his Understanding Uncertainty website
. We'll upload the video of his talk soon.