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A Year Ten textbook from Task Maths. This resource continues with the thematic approach of the series. In many cases the task titles only give a partial view of the content since the authors’ intention is that the mathematics in the course will be integrated. Task Maths 4 contains some innovative content in most...

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...

Arithmetic: Addition and Subtraction of Decimals

This MEP resource from CIMT is taken from text book 7A which covers the mathematics scheme of work for the first half of year 7. This resource covers: addition and subtraction of whole numbers, dealing with brackets, addition and subtraction of decimals, dealing with money. The initial file forms part of the...

Arithmetic: Place Value

This MEP resource from CIMT is taken from text book 7A which covers the mathematics scheme of work for the first half of year 7. This resource covers, place value, rounding to the nearest 10,100,1000 and rounding to decimal places. The initial file forms part of the textbook. The activities sheet, extra exercises...

Logic

This MEP resource from CIMT is taken from text book 7A which covers the mathematics scheme of work for the first half of year 7. The logic resource covers, logic puzzles; introduced in this unit to help pupils think mathematically, two-way tables, sets and Venn diagrams and set notation. The initial file forms part...

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 ...

Mini-course 8: Planning an Investigation - Newspapers

This mini-course from the Nuffield Exploratory Data Skills Project: Making Sense of Data is about planning an investigation which will produce data to be analysed. As a result of this mini-course students should learn to:

• think about the problem from a common sense point of view

• try out ideas on a...