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Engaging Maths

A resource from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) which explores the role of the mathematical sciences in our lives - in security, telecommunications and the internet, the environment, finance and economics, industry, transport and travel, and in medicine and biology.

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2000 - 2009

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Integrated Maths Scheme Book C2

A book of challenging problems from the Integrated Maths Scheme suitable for able key stage four and key stage five students. The book consists of four sections. Section one is a collection of twelve puzzles, section two, ten units exploring the mathematics behind computer graphics, section three, fifteen further...

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1980 - 1989

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Integrated Mathematics Scheme Book C

A book of thirty six problems from the Integrated Maths Scheme that form interesting starting activities from which further ideas can be developed. The problems lead to work investigating Pascal’s triangle, discovering Pythagoras’ rule, and exploring the ratios and fractions of musical notes. Different approximate...

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1980 - 1989

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Mini-course 8: Planning an Investigation - Newspapers

This mini-course from the Nuffield Exploratory Data Skills Project: Making Sense of Data is about planning an investigation which will produce data to be analysed. As a result of this mini-course students should learn to:

• think about the problem from a common sense point of view

• try out ideas on a...

Publication date:
1990 - 1999

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Mini-course 7: Taking Out Effects - Smokers

This mini-course from the Nuffield Exploratory Data Skills Project: Making Sense of Data is about interpreting and analysing two-way tables. As a result of this mini-course students should learn to:

• look for effects in a two-way table

• look for effects in a simple display

• understand what...

Publication date:
1990 - 1999

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Mini-course 5: Scatterplots - Health and Growth

This mini-course from the Nuffield Exploratory Data Skills Project: Making Sense of Data is about relationships between two, or more, quantities, looked at by plotting graphs of one against the other. As a result of this mini-course students should:

• look at the shape of the scatterplot before making any...

Publication date:
1990 - 1999

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Mini-course 4: Batches - Facts About Food

This mini-course from the Nuffield Exploratory Data Skills Project: Making Sense of Data is about looking at, analysing and comparing batches of data. In this mini-course students should learn how to:

• look at a batch in terms of level, spread, distribution and outliers
• make a dotplot
• make a...

Publication date:
1990 - 1999

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Mini-course 3: Trends - Population Changes

This mini-course from the Nuffield Exploratory Data Skills Project: Making Sense of Data is particularly appropriate for dealing with time-series data - data which show how one quantity changes over time.

It consists of five units:

Looking at population changes introduces some of the...

Publication date:
1990 - 1999

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Mini-course 1: Looking at Data - the Way We Live

This mini-course from the Nuffield Exploratory Data Skills Project: Making Sense of Data is an introduction to collecting, organising and interpreting data.

This mini-course consists of five units:

Where does the money go? is an introduction to looking at tables of data. It includes...

Publication date:
1990 - 1999

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Mini-course 2: Picturing Data - Risks

This mini-course from the Nuffield Exploratory Data Skills Project: Making Sense of Data is an introduction to the graphical presentation of data.

It consists of five units:

Changing patterns of risk considers what makes an effective chart, and emphasises the point that the choice of...

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1990 - 1999

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