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Building a Town

In Building a town, from Cre8ate maths, students are encouraged to consider the mathematical shapes which form the net of a building. Some simple models are shown and students could use these to construct their nets, before building the models themselves.

This activity could be extended so that students...

Cemetery mathematics

This Nuffield exploration encourages students to set and test their own hypotheses following the experience of collecting primary data from a local graveyard or cemetery.

The key processes in this exploration are :

*Representing - identifying the mathematical aspects of their question to research...

Cats and Kittens

This assessment task from Bowland requires students to analyse a claim made in an advert encouraging cat owners to have their cat neutered. The claim is made that an unneutered cat can have 2000 descendants in 18 months. Students are given a number of basic facts upon which to base their analysis. Students are...

Candle Box

This assessment task from Bowland requires students to design a hexagonal based box with dimensions sufficient to hold a candle. The key processes involved are representing a 3-D shape in two dimensions, analysing the net to ensure accuracy and completeness, communicating and reflecting. Students are given a number...

Bunting

This assessment task from Bowland asks students to work out how much material is needed to make bunting to go round a garden. The key processes involved are representing, analysing, communicating and reflecting. Students are given a number of basic facts upon which to base their solution and two steps are suggested...

Building Silos

This rich task from Cre8ate offers pupils the opportunity to develop their personal learning and thinking skills. It involves using recycled materials to construct a scale model of a silo and is well suited to group work. The task can be extended for more able students by investigating the resizing of their model...

This range of materials is provided by Cre8ate maths to support the teaching of mathematics in the context of architecture. Resources include Architect’s Skills, Bricks & Tiles, Building a Town, Rigid Structures and Tiling Patterns, giving students the opportunity to experience mathematical principles in...

Building a telescope

A classroom activity where students make a simple telescope (using lenses and cardboard tubes)  that uses two different types of lens to magnify distant objects, and then find out how it works.

Bronze Award: Squeaky Clean

These materials look at three possible projects that relate to household cleaning products:

* Communications project - students gather information about cleaning products, compare them and explain how they are suitable for different cleaning problems.

* Practical project - students investigate how...

Bronze Award: Future Travel

 These materials look at three possible projects that relate to sustainable travel.

* Communications project - students gather information and explain about ‘green’ transport policies, reducing and offsetting carbon footprints.

* Practical project - students investigate how to compare carbon dioxide...

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