Results for "problem solving" (1324)

Tiling Diamonds

This resource from the Shropshire Centre for Mathematical Education contains many ideas that will hopefully indicate that work on tiling problems can be a central part of mathematical problem solving, particularly within the study of shape and space.By using two basic designs of diamond shaped tiles, images and...
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1990 - 1999

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The Star of Byzantium

This Problem Solving with Industry module was devised by the Centre for Science Education in collaboration with Willis Carroon North Limited and South Yorkshire Police. In this module the problem is to choose the most appropriate electronically-controlled security system that will reduce the risk of the theft of a...
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1990 - 1999

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Preventing Heart Disease

This Problem Solving with Industry module was devised by the Centre for Science Education in collaboration with local health promotion groups. In this module the problem is to design an effective campaign or a piece of material promoting ‘Healthy Hearts’. This can then be used in the School or College communityTasks*...
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1990 - 1999

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The Dye Is Cast

This Problem Solving with Industry module was devised by the Centre for Science Education in collaboration with ICI Huddersfield. The problem presented by this module is to find ways to control the colour and acidity of the effluent from a manufacturing plant which will be producing indigo dye.Tasks* Task 1 - reading...
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1990 - 1999

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Airport Terminal Design Challenge

This activity, produced by Innovate Educate and East Midlands Airport, challenges students to consider the factors that need to be taken into account when designing a new airport terminal building. The students are given a design brief and the requirement of the project before working in groups to solve the problem...
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2010 to date

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Motivating A-Level Mathematics

Produced by the Spode Group, this resource illustrates many applications of topics in A-level mathematics. The book is divided into four chapters. Each chapter contains a number of case studies. Each case study is divided into an introductory problem statement, solution and further exercises.Functions contains case...
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1980 - 1989

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Mappings

This SMILE resource contains two packs of games, investigations, worksheets and practical activities supporting the teaching and learning of mappings, from simple arrow diagrams to working with composite functions.Mappings pack one contains sixteen work cards with a wide variety of activities covering simple...
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2000 - 2009

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Clean Water 1

This starter activity asks students to consider possible solutions to the world water shortage. It encourages students to identify the causes of water shortage in Britain, to think about their own water usage and consider how they may be able to save water at home.After watching a video which illustrates the...
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2010 to date

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Handling Data: African Animal Maths (Age 7-11)

This resource from ARKive, aimed at Key Stage Two, focuses on handling data, using some of the species that inhabit the African savannah as a context. It involves completing a table on the height and weight of animals and converting heights from metres into centimetres. In a second activity children are asked to...
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2010 to date

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iSquared Magazine Issue 1

This edition of iSquared magazine features:Optimisation on the high seas - Catherine Buchanan and David Stern consider optimisation problems in the context of using dynamic programming to find the quickest route between two points when travelling by sailing boat.Can mathematics solve the problem of malaria?...
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2010 to date

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