External Resources

Below is a list of the different collections of resources that we have available. These resources are based on various OR techniques, we hope that you find them useful for demonstrating the relevance of maths and for identifying possible career options.

Bitesize data science for kids

We share these resources with kind permission from the Data Science Campus at the Office for National Statistics, which created and retains ownership over them. For any queries regarding these resources, please contact [email protected]

In 2020 and 2021, when schools were delivering their lessons online and parents were home-schooling it was a very difficult time for many. So, during National Apprenticeship Week 2021, the Data Science Campus at the ONS decided to help ONS staff by giving them some time back while they taught their children some data science.

Their four apprentices developed and delivered a range of bitesize data science workshops for those aged 5 to 18 years.



Cre8ate Maths

Cre8ate maths was a CPD project for Yorkshire and Humber teachers of mathematics. It ran from April 2007 to March 2010. The resources are aimed at KS3 and are designed to address the functional maths agenda. The key characteristic of all the resources is that they link real and significant mathematical thinking with authentic real world applications. There are over 50 resources that cover 12 different work/industry sectors.

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Rogo - the puzzle game

Rogo is a fun puzzle that uses adding and problem-solving skills.

The object is to collect the biggest score possible using a given number of steps in a loop around a grid. The best possible score for a puzzle is given with it, so you can easily check that you have solved the puzzle. Rogo puzzles can also include forbidden squares, which must be avoided in your loop.
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The PuzzlOR is published bi-montly in ORMS Today and Analytics Magazine. It is written by John Toczek who works and lives in Philadelphia, PA. John earned his BSc in chemical engineering at Drexel University (1996) and his MSc in operations research from Virginia Commonwealth University (2005). He can be reached at puzzlor [at] gmail.com for the solutions. Below is a selection of the latest puzzles.

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An introduction to OR theory and not applications, TutOR is dedicated to the development of on-line tutorial modules for OR/MS subjects. About 20 modules are operational and accessible via a web browser supporting JavaScript (e.g. Netscape 4.5 +, MIE 4.5 +). This is based at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne, Australia.

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OR Notes

A series of introductory notes on topics that fall under the broad heading of the field of operational research. They were originally used by Professor John Beasley in an introductory OR course he gave at Imperial College. They are now available for use by any students and teachers interested in OR.

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