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Rabbits

In this Cre8ate maths activity students learn that a simulation is a model of a real situation. Data for the birth rate of rabbits is provided and is used by students to develop their own model to simulate the breeding of rabbits in a field and consider the likely damage to the farmer’s crop. Initially this is done...

Flight Charges

Countries charge for planes to fly through their airspace even if the plane does not land. Different countries levy different charges, therefore plane companies consider a number of different routes and calculate the associated charges with each route. The formula used to fly over Europe is considered and an...

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...

Charity fair: assigning probabilities

This task is designed to assess how well students understand assigning probabilities and expected value.

The task looks at a ‘Lucky Dip’ game designed to raise money for charity. There are three barrels, each contains equal numbers of red, green, white and black balls. The game costs 25¢ to enter and players...

Birds' eggs: scatter diagrams (14-16)

This task assesses scatter diagrams and lines of best fit.

A scatter diagram is shown of the length and width of birds eggs. There follows a series of five short tasks on:

  • Plotting an additional data point
  • Making a statement about correlation
  • Making an estimate of width from a...

Interpreting categorical and quantitative data

This task involves interpreting categorical and quantitative data.

There are five short tasks to complete on the following topics:

  • Box plots
  • Frequency graphs
  • Median
  • Probability

This task is from the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service, a collaboration...

Calculations with hundreds and thousands

This resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching, builds on students' previous knowledge of multiplying by powers of 10 to demonstrate how calculations such as 2000 x 300 can be performed accurately. Follow-up exercises provide practice in the skills learned.

OCR Style Higher Modular

This resource contains a set of three Mathematics GCSE Higher level examination papers in the style of the 2012-16 OCR modular examinations. The marking guides look very similar to the actual OCR GCSE mark schemes. There are clear suggestions how method, accuracy and quality of written communication marks are to be...

OCR Style Higher Linear

This resource contains a set of Mathematics GCSE Higher level examination papers in the style of the 2012-16 OCR examinations. Each paper is worth 100 marks. The marking guides look very similar to the actual OCR GCSE mark schemes. There are clear suggestions how method, accuracy and quality of written...

OCR Style Foundation Modular

This resource contains a set of three Mathematics GCSE Foundation level examination papers in the style of the 2012-16 OCR modular examinations. The marking guides look very similar to the actual OCR GCSE mark schemes. There are clear suggestions how method, accuracy and Quality of Written Communication marks are...

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