Developed in partnership with Ravensborne and supported by Adobe UK, the Broadcast Engineering and Maths resource brings together the expertise of the broadcast industry with the Key Stage 4 Maths curriculum.
Ravensborne is held in high regard in the Broadcast Engineering industry, graduates of which secure highly skilled and rewarding jobs in this growth
industry. These new maths resources aim to provide an insight into what role maths can play in high technology industries, but also to demonstrate the types of jobs available to high achieving mathematicians.
The series of 4 lessons take elements of broadcast engineering and explores the maths involved.
- TV Scheduling
- Broadcast transmitters
- Data degradation
- Satellite signals
Each lesson is complete with:
- Video explanations from Industry expert
- Curriculum mapped lesson plans
- Teacher guidance video
- ‘Self marking’ SCORM compliant resources for use within learning platforms
- Excel spreadsheet models
- Interactive Whiteboard resources
- Other video resources explaining concepts
The curriculum material has been produced by Grahame Smart, a Maths Advanced Skills teacher at Forest Hill School in Lewisham LA. The material has been trialled and refined with Key Stage 4 students across arrange of abilities. The material is differentiated so can be used in a mixed ability or ability grouped setting.
‘This unique resource helps demonstrate to the school age population the significance of maths as a subject at school,, because it demonstrates so clearly the essential role that mathematical understanding plays in our everyday and increasingly technical, lives.
Working in partnership with Ravensborne has allowed a bridge between the current school age students to gain an insight into possible skilled career pathways for when they leave school.
The resource contains a range of innovative teaching tools and resources that will allow students to explore, hypothesis and apply their knowledge and understanding in real world settings.'
Bob Usher (LGfL Content Manager)
'This resource is important because it puts relevant maths into a real-world context, and one that we use every day without necessarily thinking about the technology and maths that underpin the broadcasting system that we take for granted.'
Martin Uren (Subject Leader Broadcast Technology – Ravensborne College)
'This resource demonstrates how difficult areas of the curriculum such as circle theorems, loci and construction come alive when linked to real world problems that occur within the world of broadcasting.'
Grahame Smart – Advanced skills maths teacher