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African Drumming Workshops - Maths & Music

Using maths to identify patterns is not easy to understand for children and adults alike.  I have discovered the perfect way to teach pattern recognition.  I work with the well-known and internationally recognised team of Ghanaian drummers (www.one-drum.org) who run national...

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13 February 2019

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Gold award: investigate the properties of materials used for saucepans

Students investigate the properties of materials used for cooking utensils in order to collect quantitative data.  For example, if testing for thermal conductivity they should gain a value for the rate at which heat flows through a cross-sectional area of material.  Students should also find out if there are any...

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Charity fair: assigning probabilities

This task is designed to assess how well students understand assigning probabilities and expected value.

The task looks at a ‘Lucky Dip’ game designed to raise money for charity. There are three barrels, each contains equal numbers of red, green, white and black balls. The game costs 25¢ to enter and players...

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2010 to date

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Birds' eggs: scatter diagrams (14-16)

This task assesses scatter diagrams and lines of best fit.

A scatter diagram is shown of the length and width of birds eggs. There follows a series of five short tasks on:

  • Plotting an additional data point
  • Making a statement about correlation
  • Making an estimate of width from a...
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Interpreting categorical and quantitative data

This task involves interpreting categorical and quantitative data.

There are five short tasks to complete on the following topics:

  • Box plots
  • Frequency graphs
  • Median
  • Probability

This task is from the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service, a collaboration...

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2010 to date

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What were the Egyptian pyramids made from?

A team activity that results in team debating how the pyramids were actually built.

Teams work on either a case for Dimensional Stone, cut from a quarry face and transported to site while the other team build a case for an early precast work, hydraulic lime morter was cast in situ blocks and erected on the...

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26 March 2018

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Hypatia Gender Criteria for Schools, Industry and Museums

Hypatia Gender Criteria for Schools, Industry and Museums

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26 February 2018

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A sporting chance

Scientists at the University of Oxford are investigating the link between sporting activity in young people and the development of osteoarthritis. In very active people, bony lesions can form on the hip joint which increases their risk of developing the condition.

In this activity students consider this risk...

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OCR Style Higher Modular

This resource contains a set of three Mathematics GCSE Higher level examination papers in the style of the 2012-16 OCR modular examinations. The marking guides look very similar to the actual OCR GCSE mark schemes. There are clear suggestions how method, accuracy and quality of written communication marks are to be...

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OCR Style Higher Linear

This resource contains a set of Mathematics GCSE Higher level examination papers in the style of the 2012-16 OCR examinations. Each paper is worth 100 marks. The marking guides look very similar to the actual OCR GCSE mark schemes. There are clear suggestions how method, accuracy and quality of written...

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2010 to date

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