Results for "problem solving" (408)

Nuffield Free-standing Mathematics Activities

These Free Standing Mathematics Activities, from the Nuffield Foundation, are teaching resources for students in secondary and further education. They have been developed, trialled and shared by teachers, with editorial input from the Nuffield Foundation and include mathematical modelling and problem-solving scenarios...
Publication date:
2010 to date

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Warwick Process Science

Warwick Process Science was a process-led approach to science teaching and provided teachers with ideas, materials and detailed instructions for a skills-based science course. The materials were compiled by an experienced team of teachers from comprehensive schools, mainly in Leicestershire. The demand on school...
Publication date:
1980 - 1989

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Mathematics in Real Life Contexts - Steel Mill

A collection of six resources exploring the mathematics used in the production of steel. Students explore the: *Design of tin cans requiring the formation of equations, calculation of the volume of a cylinder and the minimum value for surface area. *Most efficient way to stamp out the template for a drinks can from a...
Publication date:
1990 - 1999

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IET Faraday maths resources

This  resource collection, from the IET Faraday programme with support from MEI and Tomorrow's Engineers, contains a number of stimulating maths actives that give an insight into the real-life applications of classroom-based mathematics. The resources give students the chance to explore the...
Publication date:
2010 to date

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Something in Common: Geometry

This sub-collection of resources from the ‘Something in Common’ collection contains 22 resources designed to bring a problem solving approach to the teaching of geometry at Key Stages 3 and 4. Each resource has an introductory presentation, printed materials, and additionally many have supporting files in either Excel...
Publication date:
2010 to date

33 resources
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Experimenting with Industry

The ‘Experimenting with Industry’ series was published in the mid-1980s when it presented industry-related science practicals for schools. It was developed as part of a 'teachers into industry' project organised by The Association for Science Education (ASE) on behalf of The Standing Conference on Schools' Science and...
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1980 - 1989

23 resources
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Floating Garden STEM challenge

This challenge, from Practical Action, requires students to design and build a model structure that will enable farmers to grow crops even in an area that may become flooded. A floating garden, built on a base of aquatic weeds, is a cheap and sustainable way of allowing people to grow vegetables. The resource can be...
Publication date:
2010 to date

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Paint

This problem-solving activity, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, asks students to calculate the thickness of a paint film and estimate how many titanium atoms/ions would be in this depth. Students work as a group to discuss this problem and what approach they will take to solve the problem. Afterwards they prepare...
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2000 - 2009

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Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB)

This collection is produced by Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB) , an international development organisation that aims to remove barriers to development through engineering. It contains resources which challenge children to discuss big issues facing the modern world and the challenges this poses for engineers trying...
Publication date:
2010 to date

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Nix the tricks

The book ‘Nix the Tricks’ looks at tricks and short cuts used in maths, explains why they are so damaging, and then provides an alternative method that teaches for understanding. If you cringe when a student says ‘cross multiply’ whenever they see a problem involving fractions, then this is the book for you.The...
Publication date:
2010 to date

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