Pack four of the Century Maths Themes series comprises three theme books, each containing two themes, accompanied by the corresponding teacher support pack. The themes are designed to complement the work covered in the Years Ten/Eleven Focus books.
The themes are:
• City living/Getting around
• Order to…chaos/Patterns in …randomness
• Body matters/Crime and proof
The Theme books are totally different in structure in comparison with the Focus books. They provide an accessible source of activities which can be used in a variety of ways.
Although the themes differ in context, they contain many practical and group-based activities. Most can stand alone and there are suggestions in outline for other possibilities.
The collection is in the process of being completed, some files may not be available at present.
This book followed the introduction of the Century Maths Scheme. It was published to give teachers and students the opportunity to choose an interesting context in which to use mathematics for GCSE coursework.
Students may have had a special interest in, say, photography, boats or farming, in which case...
The City Living theme from Century Maths uses decimals, frequency tables, graphs, percentages, and a variety of statistics to explore city living. Some tasks refer to data files which are no longer available but similar files could be constructed.
City growth - students...
The Order to …Chaos theme consists of five sections covering formulae and equations, graphs and number operations to build up some ideas relating to fractals. The key idea is colouring in a square based on some numerical calculation. This develops, at a simple level, the idea of...
Body Matters theme consists of a number of sections which are largely based on practical investigations, several of which generate statistical data. The mathematical topics used are area and volume, estimating, approximating, using formulae, functions, graphs, number patterns,...