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Ginn Science: Year Two Resource File

Ginn Science Year Two Resource File for teachers was first published in 1988 and revised in 1995 to accommodate the 1995 National Curriculum in England and Wales. The revised file, of over 200 pages, contains full instructions for use of the materials provided to support science throughout Year Two in England or...

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...

Suzi’s company: frequency tables

This task is designed to assess how well students understand:

  • Calculating the mean from a frequency table
  • Working out the mode from a frequency table
  • Using statistical measures to justify a statement

The task looks at salaries in a small company. Information on salaries is...

Statistics and probability (MARS)

This task is designed to assess how well students understand assigning probabilities and working with statistical measures.

There are a series of five short tasks for students to complete. Each comes with a detailed rubric.

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

Spinner bingo: systematic listing

This task assesses how well students understand systematic listing and possibility space diagrams.

A game uses two spinners marked in equal sections with the numbers 1 to 9. Players fill in nine different numbers on a card. Both spinners are spun, and the numbers added to make a score. If a player has that...

Lottery: systematic listing

This task assesses how well students understand systematic listing and expected value.

The task features a proposal for a lottery game. Players must pay a $1 fee to enter the lottery. They are given a card showing the numbers 1 to 6. Players cross through two numbers of their choosing. A bag contains balls...

Memory game: conditional probability

This task assesses how well students understand calculating conditional probability. Some of the tasks require either systematic listing or use of  tree diagrams.

The task features a ‘memory game’. In the game there are four cards, two have a picture of an apple on them, and two have a picture of bananas. In...

Card game: conditional probability

This task assesses how well students understand calculating conditional probability.

The task features a game of ‘higher or lower’ being played with cards numbered 1 to 10. Several turns in a game are shown and students must write the probability that the next card is either higher or lower.

This task...

Candy bars: analysing data

This task assesses analysing data using graphs or charts.

A group of friends are planning on selling candy bars at a school tuck shop. They conduct a survey of 30 people, asking the question, ‘how many bars of candy do you eat in a week?’

The results are presented as raw data, stating male or female,...

Ice cream: pie charts

This task assesses understanding of pie charts and working on a problem in a real life situation.

The task involves making a plan for selling ice creams at a school sports day. Information is given on:

  • The cost of a tub of ice cream
  • The capacity of the tub
  • How many cones can be...

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