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Are You a Hare or a Tortoise? *suitable for home teaching*

This resource for Key Stage Two and Key Stage Three students involves extracting and interpreting information presented in tables, graphs and charts. Students investigate how activity and calorie intake are related and design their own calorie diary. Students develop skills in interpreting bar charts and pie charts...

Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice *suitable for home teaching*

This resource focuses on the sugar content of soft drinks and the constituents of a balanced diet. Students use the data provided from secondary sources to answer a series of questions which explore the effect of drinking soft drinks on students' sugar intake and to compare this to recommended daily amounts. The...

Lighting Designer *suitable for home teaching*

Will Wagner is a lighting software designer. This Department for Education clip illustrates the major role that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects play in the creative industries. Will designs the lighting for concerts, plays, films, pop videos and other entertainment events. He...

Energy Analyst *suitable for home teaching*

Rebecca Beresford is an energy analyst at EDF Energy. This clip could be useful when teaching about sustainable development, enery efficiency or climate change. It also illustrates a career that requires an understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Rebecca describes her role, "...

What Happens to Your Empty Drinks Cans? *suitable for home teaching*

Using real data from CensusAtSchool 2000/2001, this resource explores issues around the disposal or recycling of the empty aluminium cans in schools. Students discuss the issue, calculate statistics, draw graphs and look further into what happens to empty cans in their own school. 

Boxes and Bottles

Boxes and bottles come in all shapes and sizes. These Cre8ate maths activities explore some of the mathematics behind packaging decisions taken by manufacturers, they provide a platform for students to make conjectures and find efficient ways of recording results to justify claims they have made. In Boxing stock...

Packaging

This topic explores flat designs which can be folded and used to package food and drink. These Cre8ate maths activities provide rich experience of visualising 3 dimensional shapes from 2 dimensional representations. In Four Chocolates and It Takes the Biscuit!, students will need to measure accurately and construct...

What's in Your Bowl?

This Cre8ate maths activity motivates the use of averages, ranges, percentages, bar charts, pie charts, and tables to make comparisons, interpretations and conclusions. The students can perform the "What is in your bowl?" activities to investigate serving amounts and what is eaten for breakfast. The data collection...

Pixel Perfection

This investigation from Cre8ate maths involves students in finding the best size screen for a television. If you have a large flat screen and view a standard analogue or digital picture the individual pixels are visible if you are sitting too close to the screen. Working in small groups of 3 or 4, students measure...

Maths in Art

This resource from Cre8ate maths investigates the maths found in work by two artists. Both activities have an accessible starting point and both can be extended to provide a real challenge.

An artistic puzzle uses a sculpture by Sol LeWitt entitled ‘123454321’ which is in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and...

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