Broadcast Engineering and Maths

London Grid For Learning launches a new resource which teaches maths skills in the real world context of broadcast engineering.

Understand Maths In A Real World Context
A new resource which brings together the expertise of the broadcast industry with the Key Stage 4 Maths curriculum.

Developed in partnership with Ravensbourne and supported by Adobe, ‘Broadcast Engineering and Maths’  enables students to apply maths knowledge to the real world context of broadcast engineering, whilst learning about the types of jobs available to high achieving mathematicians.
Broadcast Engineering and Maths
Bob Usher, LGfL Content Manager: “We developed this unique resource with Ravensbourne and Adobe UK to demonstrate the significance of maths as a subject at school. Through the resource students can explore hypothesis and apply their knowledge and understanding in real world settings. Working with Ravensbourne has allowed a bridge between the current school age students and through that we have been able to provide insight into possible skilled career pathways for when they leave school.”

Liz Wilkins, Senior Marketing Manager for Education, Adobe UK:“We are delighted to be supporting the development of these innovative teaching resources. Maths skills are used every day in a range of different careers, so it’s hugely important that students are engaged with this subject whilst at school. Teaching Maths in the real world context of broadcast engineering is a fantastic way of bringing the subject to life.” 

Martin Uren, Subject Leader Broadcast Technology, Ravensbourne College: “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.”

Grahame Smart, Advanced Skills Maths Teacher: “It’s great to be able to demonstrate 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.” 
The series of four lessons were produced by Grahame Smart, Maths Advanced Skills teacher at Forest Hill School in Lewisham LA for Key Stage 4 students across a range of abilities. Each lesson explores the maths involved with different elements of broadcast engineering including:
  • TV scheduling
  • Broadcast transmitters
  • Data degradation
  • Satellite signals.
To help support teachers to deliver excellent teaching, the lessons include a range of teacher resources including guidance videos, lesson plans, interactive whiteboard resources and self-marking SCORM compliant resources for use within learning platforms.

Broadcast Engineering and Maths is available to schools within the NEN network. To view the resource visit: 

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