AMP Practical Explorations
These AMP activities are accessible to all secondary pupils. Around half the activities are abstract investigations and half are practical explorations set in realistic contexts. Suitability for group work, required equipment, key mathematical features, extension opportunities, etc. are touched on in the teachers' notes included in the PDF package for each activity.
In this practical exploration from the Nuffield Foundation, students are asked to design a wallet, purse, or credit card holder for a target consumer, and explain the rationale underlying their design.
Key processes involved are:
Representing - Selecting mathematical information,...