# 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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### Why Does That Work?

This activity is produced by the Maths Magic project. Why Does That Work? describes a simple trick using a domino. Students are asked to use algebra to explain why the trick works. The lesson plan links to Numeracy Strategy material Mind readers and What's the trick? assessing students’ progress in mathematics at Key...
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2010 to date

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### F=ma in a Lift

This activity is produced by the Maths Magic project. F=ma in a Lift provides examples and ideas for A-level mathematics and physics students investigating what happens when they are being weighed in a lift and to have a discussion about mass and weight and the difference between the two quantities. Ideally students...
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2010 to date

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### Properties of a Particle

This activity is produced by the Maths Magic project. Properties of a Particle provides examples and ideas for A-level mathematics and physics students investigating the properties ascribed to particles. Students discuss why these properties are needed and ask are they realistic? Activities include analysing the...
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2010 to date

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### Probability – Does It Clarify or Confuse?

This activity is produced by the Maths Magic project. Probability – Does It Clarify or Confuse? provides examples and ideas for discussing situations where probability helps in decision making, and situations where the mathematics of probability is counter intuitive. This activity allows learners to interrogate common...
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2010 to date

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