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Air Miles

This More Maths Grads resource, from the Maths Careers website, investigates the maths used in transport and is based on the travelling salesman problem.Students are given a table containing information on the cost of air travel between nine different cities and asked to plan a route that visits each destination at...
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2000 - 2009

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Cryptic Challenge

This resource, from the Maths Careers website, contains a quiz in which teams have to solve a different type of code of cypher in each round.The topics covered include mobile texting, transposition of messages, pencil code, binary and frequency analysis.The activity was written in conjunction with More Maths...
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2000 - 2009

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Cube Puzzle

This resource, from the Maths Careers website, contains data collected from 100 groups competing in a cube puzzle.The information was collected as part of the Big Bang London Science Fair and includes a range of investigations to help explore the data. Areas covered include scatter diagrams, correlation, data tables,...
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2000 - 2009

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Fractals

This resource, from the Maths Careers website, explores fractal geometry and was created in conjunction with More Maths Grads and the University of Leeds.The activity involves making paper representations of fractals and gives the opportunity to investigate some of their mathematical properties.The resource package...
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2000 - 2009

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Mathematical Trickery

These resources, from the Maths Careers website, looks at the maths behind a variety of magic tricks and was created in conjunction with More Maths Grads and the University of Leeds. Tricks and ideas include those from Rob Eastaway, Johnny Ball and others.The resource package includes a PowerPoint presentation,...
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2000 - 2009

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Maths in Real Life: Classroom Challenge

This resource from, the Maths Careers website, includes eight maths activities and was created by More Maths Grads. The activity was designed to be used with able Year 7 or Year 8 pupils, in teams of four or five, and should last around an hour.The eight activities are:1. Nets of Cubes2. Shortest Time (Teams will need...
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2000 - 2009

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Paper Imagination

This resource, from the Maths Careers website, uses paper folding to investigate the platonic solids and was created in conjunction with More Maths Grads and the University of Leeds.This activity was designed to be run with Key Stage 3 students and involves constructing several of the platonic solids using paper...
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2000 - 2009

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Shape Folding Videos

These videos are taken from the Maths Careers website and demonstrate how to create a series of recognisable shapes from an A4 piece of paper. Each video lasts approximately 90 seconds, the shapes made include:- Isosceles triangle- Equilateral triangle- Square- Kites- Rhombus- Hexagon- Octagon - Pentagon
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2000 - 2009

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Spot the Shape

This resource, from the Maths Careers website, asks students to spot the shape in a series of fifteen images. The images include everyday objects, logos and landscapes. For each picture, students are asked to draw the outline of the shape they have spotted and, in the space provided, write the name and any known...
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2000 - 2009

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The Golden Curve

This resource, from the Maths Careers website, explores decimal numbers, predicting terms of a sequence and geometrical pictures and was produced in conjunction by More Maths Grads and the Queen Mary University of London.The activity invites students find the maths hidden in everyday images, before introducing the...
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2000 - 2009

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