This collection of forty starting activities for A level mathematics provided by RISPs is intended to enrich the lives of mathematics students in lots of A Level classrooms. All the risps presented here tackle topics from AS/A2 Core (Pure) Mathematics syllabus.
These activities are available as a complete collection, presented in ebook, or by topics suitable for AS or A2 level students.
Broadly speaking, a risp may be used in three ways:
• to introduce a topic
• to consolidate a topic
• to revise a topic, or a number of topics.
An introductory risp is specifically designed to give a pathway into new theory. The hope is that by starting to ask for themselves some of the questions that the theory is intended to answer, students will be prepared for the exposition that is to follow.
A consolidation risp provides good practice in the use of skills whilst attempting to answer some wider question. This type of risp will assume some relevant theory to have been previously studied. A consolidation risp will generally be a good revision risp as well. A revision risp is akin to a consolidation risp, but is likely to be more synoptic, drawing together bits of theory from a range of topic areas