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World Championship for Test Cricket

International cricket is the focus of this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. Data relating to 2006 is used to demonstrate how the ICC Test Championship Table is constructed and students are guided through a series of activities that have been designed to prompt discussion and develop...

Global Warming

Global warming is the focus of this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. Students are provided with data relating to average temperature rises over a 110 year period which are used to prompt class discussion and mathematical thinking.

Graphical representation is a key element of...

Easter Date

Easter Day varies from year to year and in this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching, students encounter the algorithm used to establish when it will occur. A series of tasks, designed to prompt class discussion and mathematical thinking, lead students to predict when Easter Day will...

Fruit Machines

Probability is the focus of this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. A fruit machine is used to provide a practical situation which allows students the opportunity to explore the likelihood of obtaining a winning line, while the work is structured to prompt class discussion and...

Reading Age Formula

Formulae is the focus of this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. Students will be familiar with the term 'reading age' and here they apply different formulae to a selection of text samples, before comparing and considering the accuracy of the results obtained.

Substitution into...

Physical Fitness

Testing physical fitness is the focus of this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. Students are provided with sample data, which they apply to the Gallagher and Brouha Test to calculate the fitness index and determine appropriate grades. The resource is designed to prompt class...

National Lottery

The Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching provide this resource which uses the National Lottery to promote class discussion and mathematical thinking. Students explore how the lottery works and investigate the probability of winning, as well as considering a variety of different investment opportunities....

Penalty Shoot Out

Simulation of penalty shoot-outs is the focus of this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematical Teaching. Students use random numbers to decide the probability of a team scoring a goal, as well as investigating the average number of kicks and the most likely result. The tasks are designed to prompt...

Braille

Braille is a system of dots which enables blind people to read and this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching, provides the opportunity for students to explore the patterns used in this code. The activities are designed to prompt class discussion and mathematical thinking, while engaging...

EAN Bar Codes

Bar codes are used extensively and this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching, enables students to explore how they are structured. The activities are designed to prompt class discussion and mathematical thinking as students learn how to check that a code is valid and develop their own...

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