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Eggnaut

In this resource from ESA, students' mission is to design and build a vehicle that will protect their Eggnaut from the perils of re-entry from space. The objective is to have your Eggnaut survive the fall without a crack. The project can be adpated for either primary or secondary students. The resource was produced by...
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Average Limits

In this Nuffield investigation students explore limiting values of an iterative process, using arithmetic, algebra or spreadsheets. Students can move from identifying patterns to forming, verifying and proving conjectures.The key processes developed in this activity include:*Representing - moving from generation of a...
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2010 to date

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Fire Hydrants

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2010 to date

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Hide the Spies

This Nuffield activity is set in the context of a park. Students determine where spies should sit in the park that has a square grid of benches, interspersed by bushes, so that they cannot see each other. Students also investigate how many different arrangements of spies are possible.The key processes involved in this...
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2010 to date

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Paper Sizes

In this Nuffield investigation students study paper sizes in the A and B international series, exploring relationships within each series and between the series.The key processes are:*Representing - identifying the mathematics involved in the task and developing appropriate representations.*Analysing - working...
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2010 to date

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Sending Texts

This Nuffield investigation involves determining the number of text messages sent if four people send texts to each other, and then extending this for different numbers of people.*Key processes applicable to this activity are:*Representing - choosing method of representation to show the texts sent andchoice of method...
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2010 to date

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Beach Guesthouse

This Nuffield exploration is a simulation of a booking system for a small guesthouse. Students have to manage the bookings and, as far as possible, arrange to give people the accommodation they request.The key processes in this exploration are :*Representing - finding and using alternative ways to handle a large...
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2010 to date

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Fashion Entrepreneur

Scheduling jobs in a fashion workshop is the context for this Nuffield exploration. There are six people in the workshop and a series of jobs to be completed in one day.The key processes which developed include:*Representing - identifying factors that affect decisions, producing a clear plan for the six people who...
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2010 to date

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Is There Anyone Out There?

This resource was funded by the UK Space Agency and developed by ESERO-UK and CIEC Promoting Science. It is based upon the quest to discover more about the solar system through space projects such as the European Space Agency’s Aurora programme, and NASA’s Curiosity mission seeking to gather evidence of life on the...
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2010 to date

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Global CREST challenges

Global CREST challenges are based around Practical Action’s work, which uses science and technology to address global issues such as energy, water and food.  They give students a real insight into how science and technology can be used to tackle challenges faced by communities in the developing world, and...
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2010 to date

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