IET Faraday maths resources

This  resource collection, from the IET Faraday programme with support from MEI and Tomorrow's Engineers, contains a number of stimulating maths actives that give an insight into the real-life applications of classroom-based mathematics. The resources give students the chance to explore the mathematics behind a range of situations and technologies, using reasoning and problem solving to complete each task.

Each resource includes a presentation that introduces key concepts and a series of questions for students to explore. Each resource also include an activity overview with teaching ideas, discussion points, extension activity suggestions, answers and details of the curriculum content each activity covers.

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Wind turbine revolutions

This resource from the IET Faraday programme, supported by MEI and Tomorrow's Engineers, provides students with the opportunity to explore the mathematics behind wind turbines, including fractions, ratio and solving equations. "A wind turbine is a device that converts the wind's kinetic energy into electrical...
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Well placement between villages

This resource from the IET Faraday programme, supported by MEI and Tomorrow's Engineers, asks students to use Pythagoras' Theorem and geometric constructions to find the optimal place for a water well."In a large semi-desert area, three small villages are to share a new well. Engineers will create the well by...
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Repeated graphical patterns

This resource from the IET Faraday programme, supported by MEI and Tomorrow's Engineers, asks students to read and interpret repeating wave pattern graphs."Engineers sometimes have to analyse data which shows a repeating pattern. Plotting a graph of the data is often helpful as it shows a picture of the pattern....
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Water wheel construction

This resource from the IET Faraday programme, supported by MEI and Tomorrow's Engineers, looks at the trigonometry and scale drawing involved in the construction of water wheels. "A water wheel is a machine for converting the energy of flowing or falling water into useful forms of power, often in a watermill. A...
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