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Complex Numbers and Completed Square Form

MEI provides this interactive activity for complex numbers.

It shows how completing the square allows students to determine how the graph of y=x2 should be translated to give the graph of the required quadratic equation and how the complex roots of a quadratic equation can be related to the graph...

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2000 - 2009

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Darwin and Natural Selection

In this activity from ARKive, students look for similarities between the basic body plans of different vertebrates as evidence of evolutionary change.

This customisable PowerPoint presentation builds the scientific explanation of natural selection by illustrating four key observations:

All organisms...

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2010 to date

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Evolution - 'Descent with Modification'

In this activity from ARKive students look for similarities between the basic body plan of different vertebrates as evidence of evolutionary change.

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2010 to date

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Evolution - Peppered Moth

In this activity from ARKive students observe images and video material (with web access) of pale and dark forms of peppered moth. The activity uses the relative number of pale and dark forms in different environments as a model for evolution.

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2010 to date

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Evolution - Family Ties

In this activity from ARKive students observe images and video material (with web access) of different primates. The activity presents evidence for a common ancestor shared by different animal groups.

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2010 to date

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GAIM Activities: Investigations

GAIM Activities are open-ended tasks where achievements in using and applying mathematics can be assessed alongside content. In the investigations students explore pure mathematics.

GAIM provides teachers with 80 Activities (40 Investigations and 40 Practical Problems) as a resource for teaching and...

Publication date:
1990 - 1999

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GAIM Activities: Practical Problems

GAIM Activities are open-ended tasks where achievements in using and applying mathematics can be assessed alongside content. In the practical problems students apply mathematics to real-life situations.

GAIM provides teachers with 80 Activities (40 Investigations and 40 Practical Problems) as a resource for...

Publication date:
1990 - 1999

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Building Silos

This rich task from Cre8ate offers pupils the opportunity to develop their personal learning and thinking skills. It involves using recycled materials to construct a scale model of a silo and is well suited to group work. The task can be extended for more able students by investigating the resizing of their model...

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2010 to date

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