Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI)
MEI is committed to improving mathematics education and promotes teaching and learning through different strands of activity. We support teachers through a range of professional development opportunities, including our annual conference. Innovative resources are continually being developed to extend and enrich your knowledge of mathematics, whether teacher, student, undergraduate or member of the workforce.
Various platforms offer MEI the opportunity to share and discuss with you the changing landscape of mathematics education. Another way you can get involved is through our membership scheme. Our local branches for Members and Educational Associates provide professional development as well as a forum for discussion.
MEI is an independent charity; any income generated through our work is used to support mathematics education. We are a partner in the NCETM consortium, with responsibility for the secondary mathematics strand and also manage the government-funded Further Mathematics Support Programme.
Maths Item of the Month
The two colour theorem?
Given n circles in the plane, prove that no matter how these circles are arranged, the map which they form may be properly coloured with two colours.
This problem is taken from a 2012 MEI Conference session. For details of the 2013 MEI conference see: www.conference.mei.org.uk.