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Without scale and measurement, science, design and engineering would not exist!

Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

Can you choose your units so that a cube has the same numerical value for it volume, surface area and total edge length?

Articles about mathematics which can help to invigorate your classroom

One of the articles supporting STEM teaching in the classroom.

Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

These features were published as part of the stemNRICH project.

Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

Big numbers, small numbers, calculations - all part of discovering more about the living world.

In this article, Alan Parr shares his experiences of the motivating effect sport can have on the learning of mathematics.

Resources to accompany Charlie's workshops at the Bromley Schools Collegiate Training Day.

The Living World is the section of stemNRICH - secondary designed to enhance the study of the science of living things for ages 11 to 16

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

The Earth is further from the Sun than Venus, but how much further? Twice as far? Ten times?

Suggestions for worthwhile mathematical activity on the subject of angle measurement for all pupils.

This collection of articles describe the lives of famous mathematicians along with the historical development of mathematical ideas.

2: Introducing and developing STEM in the classroom.

bioNRICH is the area of the stemNRICH site devoted to the mathematics underlying the study of the biological sciences, designed to help develop the mathematics required to get the most from your. . . .

An introduction to using secondary NRICH activities in the classroom.

Noticing the regular movement of the Sun and the stars has led to a desire to measure time. This article for teachers and learners looks at the history of man's need to measure things.

This article (the first of two) contains ideas for investigations. Space-time, the curvature of space and topology are introduced with some fascinating problems to explore.

This is the first article in a series which aim to provide some insight into the way spatial thinking develops in children, and draw on a range of reported research. The focus of this article is the. . . .

Alan Parr offers some thoughts on various measurements recorded during the Olympic Games. From the accuracy of timing in the pool to the point system in the heptathlon, Alan gives us food for. . . .

A group of teachers involved in embedding NRICH tasks into their everyday practice were keen to challenge common perceptions of mathematics and of teaching and learning mathematics. In this article,. . . .

This article explores the process of making and testing hypotheses.

Jennifer Piggott and Charlie Gilderdale describe a free interactive circular geoboard environment that can lead learners to pose mathematical questions.

As teachers, we appreciate the need to have clear objectives at the start of lessons but have been aware of the limitations this sometimes seems to place on our ability to get the most out of using. . . .

This article gives a brief history of the development of Geometry.

The third of three articles on the History of Trigonometry.

The first of three articles on the History of Trigonometry. This takes us from the Egyptians to early work on trigonometry in China.