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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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Stacks

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Symmetry

In these AMP resources, co-funded by the Clothworkers and Nuffield Foundation, students investigate making different symmetrical shapes, using one or more of three given shapes. Students will work logically, identifying and classifying patterns making general statements.The key processes are:*Representing -...
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Three Dice

In this Nuffield probability activity students play a bingo-style game. To maximize their chances of winning, students must decide which numbers are most likely to occur when three dice are thrown and the scores are added.The key processes developed in this activity are:*Representing - identifying the mathematics...
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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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Cemetery mathematics

This Nuffield exploration encourages students to set and test their own hypotheses following the experience of collecting primary data from a local graveyard or cemetery.The key processes in this exploration are :*Representing - identifying the mathematical aspects of their question to research further, selecting...
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Design a Table

In this Nuffield exploration students are asked to design a table for a group of 5 people for daily use. The table must be extendable to accommodate 8 to 10 people for some occasionsThe key processes developed are:*Representing - recognising where mathematics can help with the table design, for example: interpreting...
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Emergency Shelter

This Nuffield task is to design an emergency shelter, using a 4m x 3m rectangular piece of tent material, to protect three people from wind and rain.The key processes developed include:*Representing - recognising where mathematics can help with the design of the shelter, for example: choosing, interpreting data,...
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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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Every Second Counts

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