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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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The Three Jugs Problem

This resource from, the Maths Careers website, asks students to solve a problem involving measures of water. The worksheet asks students to share a jug of water evenly with only two empty jars of differing sizes to use for the task.
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2000 - 2009

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Big Schools' Birdwatch Activites

These activities, aimed at primary children, link to aspects of design and technology and literacy. Children follow recipes to make a variety of food for birds including pine cone lardy seed feeders, suet nut log and edible pictures.This activity is part of the Big Schools’ Birdwatch pack, provided by the RSPB. This...
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2010 to date

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Big Schools' Birdwatch Creative Activites

Aimed at primary, this resource provides activities which support aspects of literacy, art and D&T in the context of the identification of birds. Children follow instructions to colour, cut and fold templates to make ‘bird snappers’ for thirteen different birds.The resource also includes a blank poster for the Big...
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2010 to date

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Big Schools' Birdwatch Games

This resource, suitable for primary learners, contains a colouring sheet to aid learning about the parts of a bird and two games which support the identification of birds. The ‘top trumps’ style game helps with the identification of common birds, looking at various characteristics and facts about the birds. A second...
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2010 to date

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