This set of Cre8ate maths materials has been designed to support the teaching of mathematics in the context of construction design. Each of the resources encourages students to apply their mathematical knowledge in a practical scenario. The activity Bridges and structures creates an opportunity for students to analyse, design, build and test structures for strength. In Stretchiness students collect data to investigate the properties of materials and how they are affected by changing conditions. Printing provides a kinaesthetic activity which requires careful consideration of the structure of a booklet, formed from folding a sheet of A4 paper, and the order in which the pages are numbered. The Pit stop activities focus on the performance of model solar cars, through a series of racing challenges and include calculation of averages, estimation and distance-time graphs.



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This Cre8ate maths activity draws on measuring stretchiness which involves the collection of real data, calculating percentages and experimental design. This resource models one way in which engineers use their knowledge of mathematics to investigate the properties of materials. Here students investigate the...


This Cre8ate maths resource looks at challenges derived from printing processes where both logic and geometric thinking are required. In Folding booklets students are given a piece of A4 paper which they fold to form a 16 page booklet and, without cutting the folds in the paper, are challenged to number the pages...

Pit Stop

The Pit stop activities from Cre8ate maths are designed to motivate students to investigate the performance of model solar cars through a series of racing challenges. To do this activity you will need a set of model solar racing cars which are often shared between design technology and science departments. Students...