Maths Magic

Maths Magic’s aim is to make mathematics more appealing and enjoyable for students and to open up new opportunities for them in STEM subjects and careers. Maths Magic is a STEM project funded by HEFCE to help widening participation in Higher Education. This collection consists of twelve teaching ideas covering a variety of subject areas - number, algebra, space and shape, handling data, mechanics and physics.

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Algebra on the Planet Zog!

Produced by the Maths Magic project, Algebra on the Planet Zog! provides teacher inspiration for ‘clock’ or modulo arithmetic. Describing addition modulo six, students are asked to complete an addition table. There then follows a number of rich, searching questions asking students to extend their knowledge resulting...
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Are You a 'Golden' Person?

Produced by the Maths Magic project, Are you a ‘Golden’ Person? provides teacher inspiration for investigating the Golden ratio. Beginning with an investigation into the ratio between successive terms of the Fibonacci sequence, a link to a video provides further ideas and information on the Golden ratio. Three student...
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Comparing Datasets

This activity is produced by the Maths Magic project. Comparing Datasets provides examples and ideas for comparing data using mean, mode median, interquartile range and standard deviation. The examples suggested are: *Do males have faster reaction times than females? *Is life expectancy higher in the North or South of...
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Different Picture - Same Story

This activity is produced by the Maths Magic project. Different Picture – Same Story provides examples and ideas for interpreting statistical diagrams and asks the question ‘Why do we need lots of different ways to communicate the same information?’.The teaching plan uses the resources from the Standards Unit...
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