Key Stage 3
A new way of showing how maths is used in the real world to help create a sustainable future.
Stefan Gates meets people using maths to find innovative solutions to the ecological challenges of our age. From local food to food waste, recycling to rainwater harvesting, biofuels to biodiversity, this series highlights how maths is crucial to managing our environment.
In this episode targeted at Key Stage 3, Stefan heads into the woods of Sussex to explore sustainable energy and meets a group of students who use algebra to compare different types of energy.
He visits a snail farm in Dorset and compares lamb and snail meat by looking at area, fractions and ratios.
And he explores the maths of scientific discovery using concentrations in standard form and cumulative frequency graphs and interprets longitudinal data in a unique fungus trial at Swansea University.