# Guidance booklet

*The Language of Mathematics in Science: A Guide for Teachers of 11-16 Science* is an ASE/Nuffield publication and is available as a pdf download on the ASE website. It can also be directly downloaded from here:

The Language of Mathematics in Science: A Guide for Teachers

of 11-16 Science

Hard copies of the publication can be purchased from the ASE bookshop.

The aim of the publication is to enable teachers, publishers, awarding bodies and others to achieve a common understanding of important terms and techniques related to the use of mathematics in the science curriculum for pupils aged 11–16. It includes the following sections:

*Introduction:* This describes the structure of the booklet, the relationship between mathematics and science in the curriculum, and how the booklet might be used by teachers.

*Key ideas of mathematics in science: *This forms the major part of the booklet and consists of 10 chapters, with clusters of key mathematical terms relevant to science explained in the context of ‘kinds of things we do in science’.

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*Glossary*: This includ definitions of the key mathematical terms relevant to science, along with references back to the previous sections where they are explained in more depth.

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The publication and some of the issues raised by it are discussed in an article in the March 2016 issue of School Science Review: