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The Jellyblubber colony

In this Core Maths task students are introduced to a new species of jellyfish that has been found off the Sussex coast and nicknamed ‘jellyblubbers’ by local people. It impossible to count how many ‘jellyblubbers’ are present, but some data has been collected and is being analysed for the purpose of answering the...

Gambling

This Core Maths task investigates various aspects of gambling. Students investigate various aspects of gambling and helps develop a realistic assessment of the risks involved. Students will need a good understanding of theoretical and experimental probability.

Gambling: Teacher guidance...

Due dates

This Core Maths task looks to introduce the Normal distribution and is a precursor to the Baby boom activity.

Due dates: Teacher guidance
This teacher guidance gives an overview of the task including prior student knowledge,...

Body temperature

This Core Maths task asks the question ‘How do you know if you are really unwell?’ The activity explores the data surrounding body temperature, shows how to summarise continuous data and explores the effect on summary statistics that changing the size of the class interval has.

Body temperature:...

Shockwheat memos

This Core Maths task asks students to analyse data surrounding the design and promotion of a new breakfast cereal, ‘Shockwheat’, and the collectable toys contained in each pack.

Shockwheat: Teacher guide
A lesson by lesson outline, containing notes and suggestions on how best to...

The Game of Life

Carom Maths provides this resource for teachers and students of A Level mathematics. The Game of Life is a simulation of how a population might grow, if subject to a few simple rules. Initially students try the rules out for themselves on squared paper, before following a link to a computer program that shows the...

Evaluating statements about rational and irrational numbers

This lesson develops the concept of reasoning about the properties of rational and irrational numbers. In particular, students will enhance their understanding of:

  • Finding irrational and rational numbers to exemplify general statements.
  • Reasoning with properties of rational and irrational...

Evaluating statements about rational and irrational numbers

This lesson develops the concept of reasoning about the properties of rational and irrational numbers. In particular, students will enhance their understanding of:

  • Finding irrational and rational numbers to exemplify general statements.
  • Reasoning with properties of rational and irrational...

Evaluating statements about radicals

This lesson develops concepts relating to radicals. In particular, students will enhance their understanding of:

  • Use the properties of exponents, including rational exponents and manipulate algebraic statements involving radicals.
  • Discriminate between equations and identities.
    In this...

Classifying rational and irrational numbers

This lesson develops the concept of distinguishing between rational and irrational numbers. In particular, students will enhance their ability in:

  • Classifying numbers as rational or irrational.
  • Moving between different representations of rational and irrational numbers.

 An initial...

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