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Symmetry

In these AMP resources, co-funded by the Clothworkers and Nuffield Foundation, students investigate making different symmetrical shapes, using one or more of three given shapes. Students will work logically, identifying and classifying patterns making general statements...

Three Dice

In this Nuffield probability activity students play a bingo-style game. To maximize their chances of winning, students must decide which numbers are most likely to occur when three dice are thrown and the scores are added.

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Stacks

In this Nuffield interactive activity students are asked to explore, analyse and describe the patterns generated by moving counters between two stacks according to a fixed rule, always doubling the size of the smaller stack.

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Golden Mazes

In this Nuffield resource rooms in a rectangular maze of rooms have bags with a varying number of gold coins. Students explore the effect of the route on the number of gold coins that can be collected.

The key processes involved in the activities are:

*Representing - identifying the mathematics...

Design the Mascot

In this activity, students take the role of a graphic designer. Their task is to create a mascot for a new primary school. Students use a web-based digital drawing tool package to draw their design. Students are encouraged to work both individually and in small groups...

Crash Test

In this activity, students use computer software to explore the impact of car crashes under varying conditions and the effects on a simulated dummy. Students can select a car, a crash point and a speed, then watch an animation of a crash and see the results as physical impact on the dummy and as numerical data....

Corner to Corner

In this Nuffield activity students investigate how different numbers of squares can be joined corner to corner and the effect their arrangement has on the area of the rectangle that encloses the squares.

The key...

Solar Car

In this activity, students explore the questions: *What are the main sources of air pollution? *What is the impact of transport emissions on air pollution and the natural environment? *What can we do to reduce air pollution coming from transport? To what extent can emissions be reduced if solar powered cars instead...

Heads will roll

In this resource the head of a circular snowman rolls around its circular body to make one trip back to where it started. The ratio of the diameters of the circles is given. The challenge is to find how many times the head will revolve throughout the journey, and find a general rule.

The resource contains a...

Dangerous Cold

In this activity students consider the questions: • How does heat energy move around? • How can we model the flow of energy and changes in temperature? • What can be done to prevent hypothermia? • Why do we need to try so hard to stay at the right temperature? In order to survive and be comfortable in hot or cold...

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