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Conservation

In this resource from Defence Dynamics, students are set a mystery to solve in small groups which considers the impacts of human activity on the environment.

Salisbury Plain is a military training area, yet it contains a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) and is home to a wide range of species...

Strengthening Teaching and Learning in Science Through Using Different Pedagogies

This resource from the Department of Education consists of five teacher self-study units which were produced to offer practical suggestions for classroom use on: using group talk and argument; active questioning; improving the learning climate; using models and...

Algebra Mystery

This resource written by Shirley Fall has thirteen cards each with a statement about algebraic expressions and how they lie on a 3 by 3 grid. The rationale is for students to discuss possible options and work towards a solution of which algebraic expression lies in each...

Directed Numbers Mystery

This resource written by Shirley Fall has thirteen cards each with a statement about directed numbers and how they lie on a 3 by 3 grid. The rationale is for students to discuss possible options and work towards a solution of which directed number lies in each of the grid cells.

The file named Directed...

Locus Mystery

This resource written by Shirley Fall focuses on constructing loci. There are eighteen cards with statements about an area of land centred on a four-sided field reputed once to have belonged to a notorious highwayman. Students are asked to discuss in groups and use the...

Properties of Shape Mystery

This resource written by Shirley Fall has fifteen cards each with a statement about 2-D shapes and how they lie on a 3 by 3 grid. The rationale is for students to discuss the possible options and work towards a solution of which 2-D shape lies in each of the grid cells. Extension questions are also posed.

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Ratio and Proportion Mystery

This resource written by Shirley Fall has eleven cards, each with a statement about how some students have performed in two papers of a mathematics test. Students are tasked to decide who should get the mathematics prize by working out their rank order. It is suggested that students draw up a table to show each...

Straight Line Graphs Mystery

This resource created by Shirley Fall has twenty mystery fact cards, each containing a statement about the features of straight line graphs and how they lie on a 3 by 3 grid. The rationale is for students to use the fact cards to discover the features of each graph - its gradient, its intercept, its graph and...

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