Results for "problem solving" (1172)

Brompton Bicycle: Key Stage 1 Resources

This resource, aimed at children ages 5-7, contains five design and technology projects that focus on bicycles. Children evaluate bicycle designs, then design and make: bicycle parts and accessories for characters from a book, teddy or for a particular purpose. Throughout the activities, children are encouraged to...
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Brompton Bicycle: Key Stage 2 Resources

This resource, aimed at children aged 7-11, contains five design and technology projects that focus on bicycles. Providing many cross curricular links and opportunities to develop thinking skills, children are asked to: consider the needs of the rider, carry out research, communicate ideas, solve problems, work...
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Patchwork Cushions

A square patchwork cushion is made up of right angled triangles along the edges and squares in the middle. The first cushion made consists of only four triangles, the second is made up of eight triangles and four squares. Students are required to explore this pattern to find connections between the size of the cushion...
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Explorers

In this activity, students are required to find a safe route through a notoriously perilous region of space called the Twilight Nebula.They will be faced with a number of different threats but can maximise their chances of survival using a series of threat assessment readouts. Students will compare fraction, decimal...
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Highway Link Design

This activity challenges students to design, and agree on an optimal route for, a village bypass, subject to the Highways Agency constraints for road design. Students use the provided software or physical resources and measure lengths of lines and curves, fine tune cost-benefit trade-offs, interpret data, convert...
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Sundials

In this activity, students explore how to use the sun to tell the time and employ a range of mathematical skills to understand the theory and to construct a sundial for themselves. The case study is contextualised through a video about sundials and an interview given by a gnomonist who explains how mathematics is...
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Teachers Pet

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The Internet

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Using Video as a Tool for a Cross-Curricular Approach to Teaching STEM Subjects

The main aim of the study was to:*engage students and enhance their learning in mathematics through cross-curricular work with other STEM subjects, using video as a tool to encourage students to:- reflect on their problem solving strategies- interpret and communicate outcomes- understand STEM contexts for mathematics*...
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School science technician networks: a guide to setting up one and making it succeed

This guide, from the National STEM Learning Centre and Network, draws on the advice of a number of experienced senior science technicians on how to set up a technician network. A local science technician network is a great way to share expertise, solve problems, gather ideas and to carry out cost effective...
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