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Maths and Engineering in Action-a free new online resource for A’level

Added: (Thu Nov 22 2001)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Maths and Engineering in Action-a free new online resource for A’level
Nominated for a 2002 BETT Award - Online Learning Category

Release date: 21st November 2001

Www.rn-maths.co.uk is a FREE new online resource from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Service to Education. Maths and Engineering in Action is an exciting and innovative online resource that supports NVQ and 'A' level students. The site has been nominated for a BETT 2002 Award in the Online Learning Category.

Maths and Engineering in Action is a unique resource positioning four ‘A’-level Maths modules in the context of real life Naval engineering and operational scenarios. Developed by mathematicians, Royal Navy engineers and educationalists the resource features individual modules for probability, vectors, calculus and probability. The interactive format of the modules enables your students to choose the level of support they require to solve the problems, and displays the outcome of their calculations on screen, thus literally illustrating the practical applications of ‘A’-Level Maths.

As an online resource the Maths and Engineering in Action website offers flexible teaching and learning opportunities and can be used by students at home as well as in the classroom. The site also features a discreet area for discussion, encouraging peer support in the solving of problems and dealing with difficulties. Students and teachers will find the site user-friendly and easy to navigate!

The resource has been trialled and tested with students and teachers prior to launch and has received extremely positive feedback:

‘a relevant and useful application of maths… which made the topic more interesting and fulfilling for students’,
Sawtry Community College

‘Students were unanimous in their overall approval of the module as a useful learning tool’,
Sir John Colfax School

The website is an exciting and innovative approach to Maths and Engineering and will engage students whilst providing an insight into the Royal Navy and the career opportunities it offers. If you have any questions, or would like information about the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Service to Education, please call the helpline on 0870 333 0423.
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For further information please contact:
Samantha Chapman, Account Manager
Education Connections Suite 2, Lansdowne Place, 17 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8 8EW
Tel: 01202 587931 Fax: 01202 299893
Email: samantha.chapman@educationconnections.co.uk









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