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Mass Spectroscopy

This resource looks at how cutting edge science is being used to answer archaeological questions, as well as solving present day problems, such as the identification of meat in processed foods. Analysis of mitochondrial DNA was performed, at the University of York, on samples from skeletal remains unearthed by the...

Bivariate data

This Core Maths resource includes data from which students can calculate correlation coefficients. The resources includes a card sort that matches up scatter-graphs, data tables and product moment correlation coefficients. 

The teachers' notes give detailed teaching suggestions on how to introduce and...

What can you lift?

In this task students are required to estimate dimensions and use given densities to calculate an estimate for the mass of a number of objects. Calculators and/or spreadsheets are recommended when substituting into the formulae for the volume and mass of the solids.

The teachers' notes give a suggested...

Olympic medal ranking

This Core Maths task looks at how countries are ranked at the 2012 Olympic Games. Students use Excel to order the data and are asked to comment on whether the ranking is fair. This activity is designed to then lead to a discussion of weighted rankings.

The teachers' notes give an outline of the task and...

Body mass index (BMI)

This Core Maths task involves substituting values into the BMI formula in order to make health decisions.

An introductory worksheet gives the height and mass of four people so that their BMI can be calculated and appropriate advice given. A further worksheet and excel file shows ...

Linear Assessment Chapter 8: Self-evaluation and Next Steps

This final chapter from the Linear Assessment ibook recognises the importance of planning a course of action and subsequently evaluating the impact upon students’ progress.

This iBook, produced by the National STEM Learning Centre and Network for triple science support, has been designed to help teachers to...

Physics AS Level - Homework Resource

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MarkIt is a startup that believes in helping students with their mistakes. It was originally started for A-level maths and has successfully worked with over 2,000 students and over 40 schools. We are branching into A-level physics as we believe this is a subject that needs to be made more...

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...

Cleaning the Data

When you have a set of data the first thing you need to do is to check it out and eliminate any obviously wrong or false data. This is called “Cleaning the Data”.

This resource from CensusAtSchool provides a spreadsheet where several playful students have been deliberately tampering with the data.

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Data With No Name

In this resource from CensusAtSchool, a set of data is presented with little background information. Students are invited, via a series of questions, to turn the data into usable, useful information applying both mathematical reasoning and use of statistical methods.

It encourages the use of spreadsheets as...

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