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GAIM Activities: Practical Problems

GAIM Activities are open-ended tasks where achievements in using and applying mathematics can be assessed alongside content. In the practical problems students apply mathematics to real-life situations.

GAIM provides teachers with 80 Activities (40 Investigations and 40 Practical Problems) as a resource for...

Playground Design

This activity from Cre8ate maths involves students in designing a playground. They will have to decide upon a suitable outdoor space and consider key features relevant to their design. Scaled templates can be used to trial several layouts giving consideration to safety needs, sight lines for supervisors, buffer...

Key Stage Three Resource Tasks

Nuffield Design and Technology has developed a specific type of learning activity called a resource task. These short, practical activities are designed to teach capabilities in an engaging way.

*Strategy resource tasks:
A suite of tasks that develop skills in using approaches to designing that are...

Wider Implications of Shopping

Produced by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) this activity aims to encourage students to consider the wider environmental, social and economic implications of shopping. It can be conducted in small groups as an introduction to sustainability.

British Science Week 2016 Home Science Booklet

Short booklet suitable for pupils from Reception - Year 6, encouraging children to engage in simple Science activities at home. This one has specific details about local events around Leeds, but can be easily edited to put in your own local events.

Making a Start

This booklet, the Mathematics Centre at the University of Chichester, is about beginnings. Here teachers and students are tackling unfamiliar interactions as the students are playing games, investigating, discussing and problem solving. The contributing teachers all met initially as members of courses run by the...

Mathematics with Eight and Nine Year Olds

This booklet, from the Mathematics Centre at the University of Chichester, contains accounts of how some students aged eight and nine became involved in starting to carry out some of their own mathematical explorations. The accounts focus on the first hour or so of five different sessions.

A range of...

Teachers Evaluating and Assessing Mathematics (TEAM): Section 4 - Getting Started

This section of the Teachers Evaluating and Assessing Mathematics (TEAM) project, produced by the Mathematics Centre at the University of Chichester, contains ideas, approaches, lists of useful resources and teachers' comments about their personal experiences. The aim is to develop a whole approach and attitude to...

Sources of Mathematical Discovery

This resource, published at a time when teachers had become aware of the tremendous need for motivational topics in mathematics, gives students an appreciation of, and insight into, mathematics and helps adopt an experimental attitude to the teaching and learning of the subject. The book contains ten units.


Investigations in Mathematics

This resource provides a wealth of ideas and inspiration for teachers looking to enrich the curriculum with investigative mathematics. There is a mix of examples drawing out the mathematics from a wide range of everyday objects and activities. The activities are split into six units.

  1. In Search of...


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