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Sum of Two Fractions Equals Their Product

This prompt asks whether the sum of two fractions can ever be equal to their product.Lesson notes 1 give suggestions as to supplementary questions that could be asked to provide support for students investigating this prompt and leads into generalising the problem using some higher level algebra.Lesson notes 2...
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iSquared Magazine Issue 6

This edition of iSquared magazine features:The shape of time - Vérinique Pagé explains how Einstein’s theories of relatively completely altered our view of space and time and gave us the tools to understand the shape of our universe. The unnatural nature of asymptotic approximations - Phil Trinh looks...
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Sugar Making

This resource was produced to get students working in teams and understanding the scientific and industrial processes involved in sugar making. The resource consists of 23 cards detailing each step of the sugar making process, which students are asked to arrange in the correct order to go from harvesting the sugar...
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Ice Cream

In this task, students are planning to sell ice creams at their sports day. Students are told how much a tub of ice cream costs, how much a cone costs and how much they are to sell each ice cream for. Students are also given a pie chart showing the results of a survey asking pupils their favourite flavour of ice cream...
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Around the World

In this activity, students use the speed, distance, time equation to calculate how long it takes to travel to destinations around the globe from the UK via today's global transport options. They are then introduced to a new concept to global travel: the vacuum tube train - will this solve some of the problems they...
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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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2000 - 2009

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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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2000 - 2009

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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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