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Developing Algebra

This booklet contains a number of case studies of lessons that emphasise working with what students already know and working from concrete ideas to the abstract. Each case study explains the task, contains examples of students’ work and explains how the lesson was followed up.

[b]The function game[/b] is one...

Some Lessons with Calculators

This booklet collects together ideas suitable for use with secondary school aged students. The activities are designed to encourage students to use their calculators efficiently and positively to help develop mathematical thinking and understanding.

[b]Finding your way about a calculator[/b] is a guide to...

Problems - Red Set

The problem cards have been designed for students to use in conjunction with the main work
described in the teachers' guide. It is intended that students should at least be able to 'have a go' at most of the questions, but they should also be encouraged to think round a problem and to devise alternatives and...

Better Science 1: Key Proposals

Key Proposals was the first in a series of 12 booklets published by Heinemann and the Association for Science Education to explore the issues arising from moving towards a broad and balanced science education for all young people. The main purpose of this booklet was to summarise the main recommendations of the...

LAMP Topic Brief 2: Heating and Lighting a Home

The main emphasis in this unit is the development of the students' understanding of, and confidence in dealing with, some scientific situations encountered in the home. The unit seeks to give the student:

*Some information about the variety of fuels available for use in
the home

*An...

LAMP Topic Brief 4:Materials

This unit was developed from work carried out with boys in the age range 14-16 years as part of the Lamp Project in 1977. The average reading age of the students involved was 11 years.

Initially the unit was developed for pupils who were not taking an examination in a science subject. The aim was to provide...

LAMP Topic Brief 5: Photography

This resource describes a unit of practical lessons in photography which also aimed to introduce some of the basic scientific concepts involved.

This unit was developed from work carried out with boys in the age range 14-16 years as part of the Lamp Project in 1977. The average reading age of the students...

LAMP Topic Brief 6: Gardening

This unit was developed in 1977 from work carried out in establishing an outdoor resource area within the grounds of a large urban comprehensive school. During the course of its development, the unit was used with lower ability students in the 14 to 16 years age range, forming one six week section of a modular...

A Teachers' Handbook: a Guide to the Resources

The LAMP Project was sponsored by the Association for Science Education, to consider the teaching of science to less academically motivated students in secondary schools.

One of the main outcomes of this Project was a series of resource materials, or Topic Briefs, outlining possible science-based activities...

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