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Finance project

This Core Maths resource package involves students completing a financially-themed project. Students are given the task of promoting, manufacturing and delivering a new mobile phone for the best possible price. Students complete annual reports on monthly income and expenditure, explore interest rates, exchange...

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Maximising profit

This series of Core Maths resources explore using linear programming to maximise profit in a number of different situations.

Maximising Profit: Linear Programming Examples
This package contains three different examples for students to explore, rocking horse manufacture, minibus travel...

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2010 to date

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What determines the number of spines on a holly leaf?

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), this activity enables students to:
•    develop knowledge and understanding of structural defence mechanisms in plants
•    develop problem solving skills
•    demonstrate the processing of information and use of calculations

The...

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Dripping taps

These resources explore the importance of saving water and how students can make small changes that have a big impact.

The collection includes activities suitable for key stages 1 and 2 as well as students in key stage 3 and 4. Each of the resources use the idea of a dripping tap to cover key mathematical...

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Split train tickets

This Core Maths activity is based on finding the cheapest train tickets for journeys with stopping stations, where one ticket can be replaced by split tickets. It involves arithmetic and problem solving skills.

The activity sheet shows the cost of tickets between Exeter and Birmingham and four stations in...

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Itching for more

Designed for students who have advanced through Scratch and are ready for additional challenge, this resource explores Build Your Own Blocks (BYOB) as a tool for learning modular programming using procedures. 

After examining, briefly, the history of the computer and the Turing Test as a measure of their...

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Water Solutions for the city

A problem-solving lesson where students look into the ways to conserve water using sustainable buildings and water recycling, the use of grey water, maintaining infrastructure and desalination. This lesson provides an opportunity to make some links to the multitude of careers available in this area.

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What is in London's water

In this lesson students will answer questions about dissolved substances in water from London’s water supply and other sources using a problem solving/ inquiry approach. In answering these questions students will be using ideas about pure and impure substances as described in the national curriculum chemistry as...

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Clever STEM toolkit

Between 2013-2016, academic researchers at Newcastle, Bath, Oxford, Cardiff, Surrey and Loughborough universities came together to work on ways in which our current ‘throw-away’ society can move towards a new model – where electronic waste will be reduced. The CLEVER toolkit was developed by the CLEVER team with...

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British Informatics Olympiad

The British Informatics Olympiad (BIO) is an annual competition in computer programming for secondary schools and sixth form colleges. Any student who is under 19, in full time pre-university education and resident in mainland Britain, is eligible to take part and may win prizes including an expenses-paid trip to...

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