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Intersecting Linear Sequences

This resource from Inquiry Maths investigates the connections between linear sequences.

Intersecting linear sequences...

Solving Equations Inquiry

This resource from Inquiry Maths contains a simple prompt which leads to a rich task exploring the nature of linear equations.

Solving equations inquiry and the Lesson notes outline the prompt for students to explore and suggests a number of supplementary enquiries. The...

Simultaneous Equations Inquiry

This resource from Inquiry Maths is designed to stimulate exploration of the nature of simultaneous equations.

Simultaneous equations...

Distance - Time Graph Inquiry

This resource from Inquiry Maths explores the interpretation of distance-time graphs.

Distance-time graph...

Surface Area Inquiry

This resource from Inquiry Maths is designed to encourage students to explore connections between surface area and volume.

The surface area...

Square and Circle Inquiry

This resource from Inquiry Maths states "a square fits into a circle better than a circle fits into a square" leading to a rich task exploring areas, ratios and percentages.

A square fits better in a circle than a circle fits in a square describes the prompt and suggests a variety of ways in...

Equal Areas Inquiry

This resource from Inquiry Maths is designed to encourage students to explore relationships between the areas of different shapes. 

Equal areas contains the prompt showing a diagram containing rectangles, triangles and circles and asks whether their areas can be the same. There are suggested...

Life Support: Direct Water Flow to Plants

This resource provides a cross curricular design and technology project for primary children, which looks at what plants need to grow and on water transport in plants. The context is provided by a story about a boy who moves to another planet to build a settlement there. The problem is to design a way of...

Cosy Toes: Winter-Proof a Pair of Shoes

This resource provides a cross-curricular design and technology and science project aimed at primary children. Using the context of the school class going to Greenland and forgetting all their shoes, children are asked to construct shoe soles that will insulate them as they take part in a dog-sled trip. Children...

Popular Mechanics: Becoming a Designer of Machines

This resource aimed at upper primary contains a series of lessons which look at the means by which machines (cams, levers, gears and pulleys) transform force into movement. The first lesson provides the context for the project in the form of a story, where students are asked to create a counter to count visitors to...

A Fine Balance: Building a Hanging Sculpture

This resource provides a cross-curricular design and technology project aimed at primary children. Linking to work on the forces and balance children build and test sculptures in small groups. They also discover more about the work of mechanical engineers throughout the lessons. The first lesson introduces the task...

High and Dry: Protecting Objects on a Floating Platform

Aimed at primary level, this resource provides a cross-curricular design and technology project which links to work on the properties and uses of materials and in particular floating and sinking. Throughout the lessons children design and make a floating island and discover more about the work of engineers...

Huff and Puff: Designing a Device for Measuring Exhalation Volume

This resource provides a cross-curricular design and technology project which links to work on the lungs and respiration. Children design and make a device to measure maximal exhalation volume. They also discover more about the work of biomedical engineers throughout the process. This resource was designed for use...

Knee Deep: Designing and Constructing a Water Pond

Aimed at primary level, this resource provides a design and technology project which links to work on the properties of materials and aspects of environmental geography. Children design and make a model of a pond and discover more about the work of engineers throughout the process. In the first lesson the context...

Music to the Ears: Designing and Creating a Sound Generator

Aimed at primary level, this resource provides a cross-curricular design and technology project linked to the topic of sound. Children design and make their own simple stringed instrument, so they can make a soundtrack for a movie clip. This enables them to learn and experience properties of sound and discover more...

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