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AstroZoo

This activity requires students to use computer software to try to save a space borne tourist attraction, AstroZoo, which has various exotic space creatures, but has fallen on hard times. The zoo was once a great success, but bad management has seen oxygen reserves exhausted, creature enclosures overpopulated,...

Assessment Guide

The Bowland Maths assessment guide details the role of the assessment tasks in the classroom in helping students become aware of the key processes in mathematics and their importance in problem solving, helping students to take greater responsibility for their own learning and encouraging students to assess and...

Alien Invasion

Alien Invasion is a set of four interactive lessons about a full-scale alien attack that coincides with a class visit to Manford City. To set the scene and support the lessons, live television news bulletins, radio broadcasts and telephone messages help to develop the story line. The invasion leads to a series of...

Algebra on the Planet Zog!

Produced by the Maths Magic project, Algebra on the Planet Zog! provides teacher inspiration for ‘clock’ or modulo arithmetic. Describing addition modulo six, students are asked to complete an addition table. There then follows a number of rich, searching questions asking students to extend their knowledge...

Air Miles

This More Maths Grads resource, from the Maths Careers website, investigates the maths used in transport and is based on the travelling salesman problem.

Students are given a table containing information on the cost of air travel between nine different cities and asked to plan a route that visits each...

110 Years On

This assessment task from Bowland asks students to use mathematical reasoning to estimate the number of descendants a girl who lived 110 years ago might have today. The key processes involved are representing, analysing, communicating and reflecting. Students are given a number of basic facts upon which to base...

Are You a 'Golden' Person?

Produced by the Maths Magic project, Are you a ‘Golden’ Person? provides teacher inspiration for investigating the Golden ratio. Beginning with an investigation into the ratio between successive terms of the Fibonacci sequence, a link to a video provides further ideas and information on the Golden ratio. Three...

These AMP activities are accessible to all secondary pupils. Around half the activities are abstract investigations and half are practical explorations set in realistic contexts. Suitability for group work, required equipment, key mathematical features, extension opportunities, etc. are touched on in the teachers'...

AMP Investigations

These AMP activities are accessible to all secondary students. Around half the activities are abstract investigations and half are practical explorations set in realistic contexts. Suitability for group work, required equipment, key mathematical features, extension opportunities, etc. are touched on in the teachers...

Modelling pulley systems

This resource investigates modelling and constructing pulley systems designed to lift loads.

Suggested learning outcomes include:

  • To be able to recognise and describe the main parts of a pulley system.
  • To understand how a pulley system can reduce the effort needed to lift a load.
  • ...

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