Results for "problem solving" (1309)

Salty seeds

In this activity aimed at ages 9-10, children solve a problem faced by farmers in Mexico – ‘How to grow strong, healthy plants, that can survive and thrive in difficult conditions’. They begin by finding out about Mexico, identifying geographical features and looking at some of the problems Mexican farmers face. They...
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Healthy London Air

This resource from London Curriculum  explores how statistical techniques are being applied to help solve the problem of air pollution in London. The resource consists of five lessons, covering Venn diagrams, graphs, correlation, representing data and careers:Lesson 1: Using statistics to understand why air...
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Nix the tricks: full book

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...
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Parabola in a Parallelogram

A parabola is given with the x-coordinate of the minimum point, and two points on the parallelogram shown. The points are joined and then a parallel line is drawn that is a tangent to the parabola. The task is to determine the ratio of the area bounded by the upper line and the parabola, to the remaining area. There...
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Quantum entanglement and spooky action at a distance

This video will challenge students. It shows how particle spins of entangled particles and employing the conservation of angular momentum, can be used to solve a problem that Einstein found rather frustrating. The problem: If we measure the spin of one of the particles we automatically know the other, because it will...
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Using proportional reasoning

This lesson develops the concept of classifying relationships between two quantities. In particular, students will:Describe a ratio relationship between two quantitiesCompare ratios expressed in different waysUse proportional reasoning to solve a real-world problemAn introductory task looks at two examples of mixing...
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CDT Projects and Approaches

This resource is a guide to the design process which aims to help students with project work. Chapter one describes how the process is used in industry, using the examples of the postbox, Ford Sierra car and the Flexistand. Chapters two and three give examples of school projects carried out by students aged...
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1980 - 1989

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Life Support: Direct Water Flow to Plants

This resource provides a cross curricular design and technology project for primary children, which looks at what plants need to grow and on water transport in plants. The context is provided by a story about a boy who moves to another planet to build a settlement there. The problem is to design a way of transporting...
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2010 to date

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Science and Technology in Society 3

SATIS book three includes Air pollution - where does it come from?, Living with kidney failure, The second law of - what?, and Recycling aluminium. The ten units in this booklet are: 301 Air pollution - where does it come from?: A data-analysis exercise concerning sources of air pollution. 302 Living with...
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1980 - 1989

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Science and Technology in Society 8

SATIS book eight includes The water pollution mystery, Hypothermia, The technology of toilets, Stress, and Radiation - how much do you get?. The ten units in this booklet are: 801 The water pollution mystery: A data-analysis exercise about solving the problem of death of fish in a river. 802 Hypothermia:...
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1980 - 1989

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