Saturday 29 September 2012

Telling the world - second update

Thanks for all the crossed fingers! Our other paper, explaining the maths used in the Mutating Messages project, has just been accepted by the prestigious Journal of the Royal Society Interface. This is great, as it's a journal read by all sorts of scientists - which will help get the message out to the various  places where it might be useful. So it's taken a while (nearly a year and a half from start to finish!), but the messages from The Swinton High School have been published in a scientific journal - we're thrilled that school students have been involved in the research process.

Friday 7 September 2012

GCSE Lesson Plan - update

Great news - our GCSE Lesson Plan made it to the national level! It can now be found on the National STEM Centre website (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), among all the other great teaching and learning resources there. We hope that a few more classes across the UK will now be playing with tree diagrams and using them to make guesses!

Friday 24 August 2012

GCSE Lesson Plan

As the Mutating Messages project draws toward a close, we're making a GCSE lesson plan available, with a worksheet. It describes the fun lesson we had on our return visit to The Swinton High School, and enables any GCSE Maths teacher to recreate what we did.