Ever wondered what’s the point of maths? Did you know that quadratic equations and probability can be linked to football and that trigonometry can be linked to combating terrorism? In fact, maths is used in a huge number of practical ways – more than you may initially think.

The Mathscareers website has been designed to highlight the ways in which maths is used practically in daily life in professional and leisure scenarios. There are  case studies to guide you through the practical ways in which maths can be used and highlight the many ways in which it can be applied to everyday settings.

The Mathscareers website contains a wealth of useful resources for maths teachers, and students studying maths. There are plenty of worksheets and resources on the site, click here to see a list.

There’s also a Mathscareers YouTube channel, which has some useful clips highlighting maths-based careers:

The Mathscareers website is managed and maintained by the Institute of Mathematics and supported by the London Mathematical Society and the Royal Statistical Society.