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Interpreting Bar Charts, Pie Charts, Box and Whisker Plots S5

In this resource from the DfE Standards Unit, students will learn to understand and interpret bar charts, pie charts, and box and whisker plots. This session is in two linked parts. The first is matching pie charts to bar charts and secondly matching box and whisker plots to bar charts. Each part of the session...

This House Believes in Using the Three Little Pigs to Grow a Heart for the Tin Man

This resource, from Planet Science, discusses xenotransplantation and whether it is a life saver or just plain wrong? The resource provides a number of web links so that teachers and students can research the ethics of organ transplants and the arguments for and against the use of animal organs (xenotransplantation...

This House Believes No Invention Has Been Better Than Sliced Bread

The focus of this debate, from Planet Science, is to consider inventions past and present. The resource provides a number of web links so that teachers and students can research the arguments for and against whether the invention of sliced bread (or another invention such as mobile phones) was the greatest ever in...

This House Believes Pink Brussels Sprouts Should be on the School Canteen Menu

The resource from Planet Science presents the arguments for and against genetic modification of food. It provides a number of web links so that teachers and students can research the arguments for and against the genetic modification of food to set up a classroom debate. The resource is aimed at Key Stage Three...

This House Wants to Clone Britain's Top Footballers to Improve the Standard of Play!

Human cloning involves copying a person’s DNA to create someone who is a clone of that person. In this Planet Science resource, students carry out research into cloning and then take part in a debate.

Some students play the roles of believers in human cloning who think the technology will have enormous...

Algebra Mystery

This resource written by Shirley Fall has thirteen cards each with a statement about algebraic expressions and how they lie on a 3 by 3 grid. The rationale is for students to discuss possible options and work towards a solution of which algebraic expression lies in each of the grid cells.

The file named...

Directed Numbers Mystery

This resource written by Shirley Fall has thirteen cards each with a statement about directed numbers and how they lie on a 3 by 3 grid. The rationale is for students to discuss possible options and work towards a solution of which directed number lies in each of the grid cells.

The file named Directed...

Locus Mystery

This resource written by Shirley Fall focuses on constructing loci. There are eighteen cards with statements about an area of land centred on a four-sided field reputed once to have belonged to a notorious highwayman. Students are asked to discuss in groups and use the cards to construct the diagram and hence solve...

Probability Mystery

This resource, written by Shirley Fall, has fourteen cards with statements about the likelihood of six different runners winning a race. Students are tasked with using the statements on the cards to determine who is most likely to win the race, with what probability, and in what sequence they would expect the...

Properties of Shape Mystery

This resource written by Shirley Fall has fifteen cards each with a statement about 2-D shapes and how they lie on a 3 by 3 grid. The rationale is for students to discuss the possible options and work towards a solution of which 2-D shape lies in each of the grid cells. Extension questions are also posed.

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