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Snowman challenge

In this Core Maths resource students are given the open-ended task of designing a snowman. Students are given some basic information about the density of different types of snow and some relevant formulae, and are asked to design a ‘life-sized’ snowman and give a full mathematical description of it.

Snowman Challenge: Presentation

This PowerPoint presentation introduces the challenge and includes information on the typical densities of snow and the mathematical formulae that will be needed to complete the task.

Snowman Challenge: Teacher guidance

This teacher guidance contains a range of information including prior student knowledge, suggested approaches and possible extension activities.

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