Something in Common

The ‘Something in Common’ collection from John Burke contains problems that enable students to hone their skills of both problem solving and proof. Each investigation comes with several different versions of a problem that have ‘something in common’. Having discovered what the problems are linked by ‘something in common’, the next challenge is to prove that the links will always work.

Each activity comes with a presentation to introduce the tasks. A thoughtful addition to the presentations is the inclusion of the original worksheets, enabling the teacher to edit the examples or prepare worksheets customised to the needs of individual students. A helpful feature is that many come with support files, which enable the teacher to demonstrate links between variables.

The resources can be used in a variety of ways. An example is to introduce a topic, consolidate learning, or to provide a motivation for looking to find a relationship in problem.

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Something in Common: A Level Pure Mathematics

This sub-collection of resources from the ‘Something in Common’ collection contains 17 resources designed to bring a problem solving approach to the teaching of A Level Pure Mathematics. Each resource has an introductory presentation, printed materials, and supporting files. The topics covered are:Equation of a circle...
Publication date:
2010 to date

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Something in Common: A Level Mechanics

This sub-collection of resources from the ‘Something in Common’ collection contains three resources designed to bring a problem solving approach to the teaching of A Level Mechanics. Each problem comes with several different versions of a problem that have ‘something in common’. Having discovered the ‘something in...
Publication date:
2010 to date

3 resources
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Something in Common: Geometry

This sub-collection of resources from the ‘Something in Common’ collection contains 22 resources designed to bring a problem solving approach to the teaching of geometry at Key Stages 3 and 4. Each resource has an introductory presentation, printed materials, and additionally many have supporting files in either Excel...
Publication date:
2010 to date

33 resources
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Something in Common: Number

This sub-collection of resources from the ‘Something in Common’ collection contains three resources designed to bring a problem solving approach to the teaching of number in Key Stage 3. Each problem comes with several different versions of a problem that have ‘something in common’. Having discovered the ‘something in...
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2010 to date

3 resources
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