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Problem solving challenge: Fire detection with the Internet of Things

In this 5 hour Mathematics teaching pack, students are asked to consider how the internet of things can connect the previously unconnected, and how this can be used in fire detection systems.Students are asked to work towards a CREST Discovery Award by designing a connected fire detection system in teams and...
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Problem solving challenge: using computational thinking and the Internet of Things to improve fire safety

Fire has always threatened people’s safety and property. Risks spur innovation, and developments in connected technology provide new opportunities to save lives wherever the danger of fire exists. This five hour teaching pack examines how everyday technologies can be connected via the Internet Of Things (IoT) to...
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2010 to date

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Problem solving challenge: using design and the Internet of Things to improve fire fighter safety

This five hour teaching pack supports students to research, design and prototype their own Internet of things product to enhance the working lives of firefighters.Students are asked to work towards a CREST Discovery Award by exploring the needs of a modern firefighter, researching their working environment,...
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2010 to date

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1001 Math Problems

1001mathproblems.com features resources that focus on mathematical reasoning and problem solving. The problems are aimed at Key Stage 3, though many of them would also lend themselves to Key Stage 2. The work is presented here in the form of printable materials with links to the original website to provide colour...
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2010 to date

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The three bears problem

Three bears start eating equal portions of porridge at the same time. Father bear finishes his bowl in 10 minutes. He then joins mother bear and together they finished her bowl in a further 5 minutes. They both then join baby bear and together all three finish baby bears that bowl in a further 5 minutes.

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Puzzles and problems

I'll use this thread to post various puzzles and problems that you might like to ty out on the more enterprising pupils.

First a question involving the use of matrices to extract square roots. The problem is attached as a PDF file.

Also some advice to teachers: This problem is not...


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The Three Jugs Problem

This resource from, the Maths Careers website, asks students to solve a problem involving measures of water. The worksheet asks students to share a jug of water evenly with only two empty jars of differing sizes to use for the task.
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Chinese Postman Problems

In this activity from the Nuffield Foundation students use the Chinese postman algorithm, also called the Route Inspection Problem, to solve practical problems. The College Open Day problem provides an introduction to the concept, and asks students to investigate the minimum distance someone would have to travel...
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2010 to date

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Problem Based Practical Activities

This collection, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, consists of ten practical activities for students aged 16-18 years. They are designed to develop both the students’ practical skills and their independent study skills in preparation for higher education. The problems presented are designed to develop the...
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2010 to date

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Brick Wall Problems

Students are presented with increasingly challenging algebra problems to solve. Each wall consist of three bricks in the lower row, two bricks in the middle row and one brick on the top row. Students complete the wall by adding two algebraic terms to find the term which sits in the brick above. However, in most cases...
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