Mathematics and DT
A list of resources used in the course TY201a14 Teaching Literacy, Numeracy and Science Through Technology
Links and Resources
This video from Teachers TV features a mathematics teacher as he delivers the first of a series of lessons on the bounds of intervals to a Year Eight class. Students work in groups and use non-standard units to measure things in and around their classroom. After measuring the height of the door in pencil cases, the width of the whiteboard in shoes and the length of the corridor in 'Bens', the class comes to some conclusions about the bounds of accuracy that can realistically be claimed for different units of measurement.
This three minute video, from Twig World, explains that the metre is the base unit for measurement for most of the world, but how was it agreed how long a metre should be? The need for standardised units of measurement is discussed and the value of the metre being one ten millionth of the distance from the North Pole to the equator explained, this later being redefined more accurately in 1983.
The video is accompanied by a lesson plan and a worksheet covering measurement, estimation and conversion between metric units.
The videos in this collection are a selection of the programmes aimed at secondary school design and technology teachers. The collection contains materials suitable for use as stimulus material in the classroom or when planning learning activities. There are also programmes which give advice and guidance on teaching and learning strategies in design and technology.
The videos in this collection are a selection of the programmes aimed at secondary school mathematics teachers. The collection contains materials suitable for use as stimulus material in the classroom or when planning learning activities. There are also programmes which give advice and guidance on teaching and learning strategies in mathematics.
Twig World is an award-winning digital media company offering film-based products via a subscription service.
Twig World films are created specifically for use in schools. Each three-minute film is carefully crafted using world-class documentary footage with input from teachers and prominent academics.
This collection contains six videos, each about three minutes in length. Each video covers a different aspect of estimation set in differing contexts. Each video is accompanied by a lesson plan and a worksheet containing questions of differing difficulty associated with the mathematical topics encountered in the video. The mathematical concepts covered include estimating large numbers, estimating measurements, accuracy of measurement and rounding to an appropriate degree of accuracy.
This resource contains an interactive spreadsheet designed to illustrate teaching points and provide practise in measure. The notes for using the activities are provided on a separate tab within the spreadsheet and each page of the spreadsheet contains a different activity, they are:
Polygon Perimeters calculate the perimeter of a regular polygon from 3 to 40 sides given the length of one side.
Recipes work out the amounts of ingredients in a recipe needed for more people by scaling up or down.
Mixed lengths convert between different units of length.
Mixed capacities convert between different units of capacity.
Mixed masses convert between different units of mass.
Subtracting mixed units compare two ways of subtracting given mixed units of measure.
Drawing 3D in 2D
This excel file deals with 2D representations of solids. Access to multilink cubes and isometric paper is beneficial. It begins with a set of solids to be made out of multilink and perhaps drawn on isometric paper. The second sheet shows in stages how a series of solids is rotated by 90? and the third sheet allows students to see shapes turned upside down. The next two sheets deal with plans and elevations. There are a further four sheets of questions suitable for classroom use.
This interactive excel file deals with trigonometry in 3D. It begins with a sheet illustrating the angle between two planes. The next two sheets show diagrams of cuboids for students to find lengths, angles or angles between planes. Hints are given and answers correct to 1 d.p. can be revealed. Angles and lengths within pyramids are dealt with on a separate sheet.
This file also has eight sheets of printable sets of questions which may be suitable for use within the classroom. Topics include 3D coordinates and the volume and area of prisms, spheres, cones and cylinders.
The cre8ate maths project features resources applying maths to key areas of the economy focussing on functional mathematics skills for Key Stage Three students.
The key characteristic of all the resources is that they link real and significant mathematical thinking with authentic real world applications.