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### Circles in triangles

The task shows a circle or radius r that just touches the sides of a right triangle whose sides are 3 units, 4 units, and 5 units long. A square is constructed from the right angle with length r so that one of its vertices is at the centre of the circle. Further lines are constructed from the centre of the circle...

### Veronika Kapsali (case study)

For her research, Veronika looked at how pine cones close when the weather is wet and open when it is dry. Pine cones do this to give their seeds the best chance of flying far away from the tree so that they can grow into new trees far away. In the rain, the seeds will not fly as far and will end up competing with...

### "Goodbye SATs... Hello Assessment" - Programme 2

In this Teachers TV programme, mathematics consultant Val Worcester joins Melanie Grant and Vanessa Clarke from Aston Tower, Birmingham as they reflect on the assessment activities used in their Key Stage One classes. The challenge for teachers in Key Stage One assessment is to design activities that will yield...

### 'Brookside Brush-up' - Inspiring Learning Project

Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), this case study looks at the theme of embedding functional skills. It describes how Strode College used active learning techniques to engage adults, who were working with children, to improve their maths skills. Through increased self-confidence and...

### 'Lucky Cow' cheese

Act 1

A video is shown of two bagels being toasted. A piece...

### 'Wave 3 materials': supporting children with gaps in their mathematical understanding

These materials from the National Strategies were developed during a Wave 3 mathematics pilot with 27 LEAs. Feedback influenced the revision of the teaching materials and their presentation in the pack.

The materials...

### 10 Day Construction Challenge

This activity asks students to carefully observe the buildings around them and the materials they are built from. The challenge is to design their own building, thinking about material choice, test strength of chosen materials and research the jobs involved within the construction industry. The challenge finishes...

### 10 great reasons to become a scientist or engineer

A colourful display poster showing ten reasons to to inspire young learners to consider the exciting and meaningful careers available in science, technology, engineering and maths.

### 10 – 4 – 10

These resources were designed by the National Strategies as Year Nine Easter holiday resources in preparation for Key Stage Three SATS. The target group is level four to five borderline students. The exercises were intended to be done every weekday of the holidays (10 days) with ten minutes spent on each set (...

### 10, 100, 1000

This interactive excel file deals with place value of number and with multiplication and division by 10, 100 and 1000. The interactive sheets begin with the student being able to reveal the word form for a set of large numbers. Then there are sheets which show sets of integers or decimals which are to be multiplied...

### 100 People

This task is designed to assess how well students understand applying proportional reasoning to humanitarian statistics.

In the 1990s researchers calculated that if there were just 100 people in the world

• There would be 20 children
• 25 people would not have food and shelter
• 17...

### 100 jobs in STEM poster

This poster shows 100 exciting job roles that link to science, technology, engineering and maths.

Be inspired by the array of jobs you could consider in the future if you keep your options open with maths and science:

• Space structures engineer
• Flood modeller...

### 1001 Math Problems

1001mathproblems.com features resources that focus on mathematical reasoning and problem solving. The problems are aimed at Key Stage 3, though many of them would also lend themselves to Key Stage 2. The work is presented here in the form of printable...

### 100m Sprint

In this activity students examine the Olympic 100m winning times from 1928 to 2012. Both men's and women's times show an improvement. The challenge is how to show that there is an improving trend and to show which times show the most improvement. Scatter graphs,...

### 110 Years On

This assessment task from Bowland asks students to use mathematical reasoning to estimate the number of descendants a girl who lived 110 years ago might have today. The key processes involved are representing, analysing, communicating and reflecting. Students are given a number of basic facts upon which to base...