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Mini-Projects

These materials, from the Association for Science Education (ASE), are part of a pilot for a series of Key Stage Four Mini-projects aiming to breathe life back into investigative work for students and teachers. This resource is a part of the SYCD Who am I? collection.

The resources are produced by The...

Nappy Changing Challenge

The Nappy Changing Challenge from Cre8ate maths provides real data about students for analysis. They undertake a timed, practical, exercise of folding a towelling nappy and putting it onto a toy baby doll. Throughout the task students complete a form for the Nappy challenge and record their completed data in an...

GAIM Activities: Investigations

GAIM Activities are open-ended tasks where achievements in using and applying mathematics can be assessed alongside content. In the investigations students explore pure mathematics.

GAIM provides teachers with 80 Activities (40 Investigations and 40 Practical Problems) as a resource for teaching and...

GAIM Activities: Practical Problems

GAIM Activities are open-ended tasks where achievements in using and applying mathematics can be assessed alongside content. In the practical problems students apply mathematics to real-life situations.

GAIM provides teachers with 80 Activities (40 Investigations and 40 Practical Problems) as a resource for...

Playground Design

This activity from Cre8ate maths involves students in designing a playground. They will have to decide upon a suitable outdoor space and consider key features relevant to their design. Scaled templates can be used to trial several layouts giving consideration to safety needs, sight lines for supervisors, buffer...

Wider Implications of Shopping

Produced by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) this activity aims to encourage students to consider the wider environmental, social and economic implications of shopping. It can be conducted in small groups as an introduction to sustainability.

More Ideas for Coursework Activities

This book followed the introduction of the Century Maths Scheme. It was published to give teachers and students the opportunity to choose an interesting context in which to use mathematics for GCSE coursework.

Students may have had a special interest in, say, photography, boats or farming, in which case...

Inside STEM Careers: cloning endangered plants

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), these materials look at the work of conservation biotechnologist, Jonathan Kendon. Through investigating the effects of human activity on the environment, students gain a greater understanding of the career opportunities available in ecology and plant biology....

Less is more!

This resource gets students to look at how a product could be redesigned to require less packaging. Companies are being encouraged to develop ‘environmentally-smart’ retail packaging design. In this activity, students are challenged to redesign a familiar product so that it has less (and more sustainable) packaging...

Fair trade textiles

From Practical Action, these materials help students to look at Fair Trade and sustainable development. It poses the question: Is there any way in which the London Olympics in 2012 and future Olympics can contribute to making the world a fairer, more sustainable place?

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