A true STEM education

Join the dots with Maths, Technology and Engineering.

The science classroom is the natural home of STEM
Great science teaching reinforces the fundamental mathematics required for effective science practice. It should also draw direct links between scientific discovery and the practical technologies that result. Students should graduate from school with a working knowledge of the engineering practice that turns science into technology.
Science does not exist in a vacuum
We conceptualize STEM in a different acronym order:
Maths → Science → Engineering → Technology.

These disciplines build on each other:
  • Mathematics is the language of science; it’s a core tool for essentially all scientific endeavours.
  • Science is the basic research we do to critically evaluate the world around us and, by doing so, generate new ideas.
  • Engineering is the development of those novel ideas into something useful – the technology that improves our lives.
Scientific literacy cannot be achieved unless these relationships are internalized by students.
Maths: The language of science
Stile’s teaching resources reinforce and contextualize the core numeracy skills students are learning separately in maths class.

We provide revision materials for these skills, particularly around statistics and data interpretation, and build on these skills to explore more challenging scientific concepts.

This supports school-wide numeracy initiatives, and helps students understand the relevance of their maths studies.
Engineering: Ideas into practical technologies
Technology isn’t just a smartphone. It’s vaccinations, genetic modification and wind turbines. Stile’s lessons draw direct links between these real-world technologies and the science that underpins them.

Engineering Challenges guide students through the process of creating novel solutions to problems and STEM career profiles show the interesting ways relatable people are applying these skills every day.
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