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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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Computer Science as a School Subject: Seizing the Opportunity

This briefing note, intended for Governors and Senior Management Teams, fleshes out the background to the introduction of computing in schools and is intended as a basis for a strategic debate about reform of the ICT curriculum. It has been written mainly with schools in mind, but the broad outline of the argument...
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2010 to date

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Reduction Mill

The reduction mill reduces the thickness of a strip of steel using a series of rollers, each roller making the steel slightly thinner. The percentage reduction is constant on each pair of rollers. The mathematics used to calculate the actual reduction is similar to that used when calculating compound interest....
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1990 - 1999

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Cool Pots - Primary Global upd8

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2010 to date

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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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2010 to date

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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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2010 to date

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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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2010 to date

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