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School of Mathematical Sciences

Maths Resources

The School of Mathematical Sciences has been involved in and has supported many different projects which have produced resources for teaching mathematics and highlighting career opportunities for mathematics graduates. You can access many resources from this page.

Where the Maths You Learn is Used

This booklet looks at the impact of mathematics beyond the subject itself and provides a clear link from the syllabus to applications in a range of different industries. It is hoped therefore that provides extra impetus for students in their studies and starts to provide some thoughts to how a student will want to one day use his/her mathematics degree. This was developed for undergraduate students, but the content is accessible for A-level students.

View the booklet here

Mathematical Magic

Mathematics and magic may seem a strange combination, but many of the most powerful magical effects performed today have a mathematical basis. Maths is also the secret behind the technologies we use, the products we buy and the jobs we do. Written jointly by our former Mathematics Fellow Matt Parker and the late Professor of Computer Science Peter McOwan, the Manual gives young mathematicians the chance to be creative, finding new ways to solve problems and discovering the key to the perfect magic trick. Along the journey they will also uncover the skills of a good mathematician, one with the useful employment skills you get from being good at mathematics.

Resources can be downloaded here: http://www.mathematicalmagic.com(link is external)

Academic Skills

At Queen Mary University of London, we are focused on doing everything we can for both our current students and for you, our future students. Academic support starts long before you get to campus on your first day. As such, the Queen Mary Academic Study Skills Guide has been created to help you make that transition from school into university life by helping you familiarise yourself with key study skills.

Academic Study Skills Guide [PDF 6,442KB]