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### Exposing and Discussing Misconceptions: Forces

The objectives of this activity are to expose common misconceptions about the nature of forces and to introduce Newton’s Laws of Motion. Students are asked to place the headings, true, false, unsure at the top of their paper and place the accompanying cards into the appropriate column, giving reasons for placing it...

### Feeding the Cows

This mathematical activity provides students with the opportunity to solve a realistic animal care problem and become active problem-solvers. Students are encouraged to make a mathematical model of a real-life situation, identifying and incorporating relevant factors, obtain information relevant to the problem,...

### Final report: researching effective CPD in mathematics education (RECME)

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### Food for Thought – The Eat Well Plate

The everyday context of food serves as a vehicle for engaging learners in exploring the mathematical ideas of ratios, percentages, fractions, and pie charts which are useful in their vocational areas. Students are asked to agree the main food groups that might be suitable for a healthy diet and then represent the...

### Grid Multiplication as an Interim Step

This clip is the third of a suite of videos which look at progression in multiplication at primary level. It follows Richard, in Lower Key Stage Two as he shows how to move children on from using an array to using the grid method for multiplication. Working with a small group of children he demonstrates how to...

### Helicopter Rescue

In this problem the learners, acting as a helicopter-rescue crew, are asked to rescue a casualty and get them to hospital. The teacher chooses the challenge level by setting the values of some variables. Students will represent and analyse a problem mathematically, interpret and communicate solutions. Use specific...

### Improving Learning in Mathematics

Classifying shapes:
the objective of this activity is to reflect on the Improving Learning in Mathematics session Mostly Shape and Space Session SS1. The activity asks teachers to consider what knowledge...

### Issue 1: Ideas for the Classroom - Odd One Out

A resource from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) online FE magazine which is aimed at educators interested in or teaching in the further education sector or post-16 education generally.

Odd one out, is an activity that aims to promote discussion and observation,...

This article, from an Early Years edition of the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) online magazine, uses beads and threading as its key activity.

Threading is a well established activity for young children and this article gives a number of suggestions as to how the...

### Issue 21: And Finally...Using Photographs

This resource from the further education edition of the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) online magazine, explores how photographs could be used in lessons as starting points for mathematical discussion or exploration.

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