Results for "problem solving" (1366)

Spaghetti Towers

Aimed at primary learners, this resource asks children to design and build a tower using spaghetti and marshmallows. This challenge links design and technology, mathematics and science as children use problem-solving strategies and knowledge of two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes to build their towers....

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2010 to date

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Hot Under the Collar

In this Bowland assessment task, students consider two different methods for converting temperatures from degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit. Students have to select a way of comparing the two methods, explore the effects of varying temperature, make accurate calculations and devise a method of deciding when the...

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2010 to date

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Fractions

The Fractions (General) resource here contains nine instant maths ideas exploring what is meant by a fractions, showing fractions by shading using squared paper and isometric paper, exploring what fraction of words are made up of one letter and investigating why some cancelling does work and others do not. There...

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2000 - 2009

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Outbreak

In this activity students explore the use of mathematics in a disease management context. Students assume the role of scientists attempting to contain the spread of a dangerous virus and are expected to locate infected people, develop a successful antidote and manage a large-scale vaccination programme. Students...

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2000 - 2009

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Mathsloops

Each numbered card contains a question on the given topic and an answer to a question contained on a different card. Students are required to answer the question and then find the card containing their answer. The question on this next card is then answered. The process continues until the student returns to their...

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2010 to date

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Logic Starters

This series of logic puzzles require students to consider the information given, represent the information given and to think logically in order to solve the problems.

Here Kitty Kitty asks students to match which of Amelia's friends receive which kitten.

Let's race ...

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2010 to date

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Big Bag Ban

The EU has recently approved tough new measures to reduce the use of plastic bags. New targets aim to reduce plastic bag use by 80% before 2019. In this activity students examine degradable plastic bags as a possible alternative to ordinary plastic bags. They choose questions to ask experts, and come to a reasoned...

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2010 to date

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Will it Fit?

In this numeracy activity, children work out surface areas and solve the problem of how to get the maximum number of shapes out of a given area. They are given the context of engineers working in a packaging factory who have to design the best layout for the cutting machines, work out the wastage left from each...

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2010 to date

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Invisible Palming

This activity from the Computer Science for Fun (CS4FN) team at QMUL is an introduction to algorithms suitable for those in upper primary school. A ‘self-working’ magic trick is shown – this is a trick that works every time, as long as the process is followed exactly. No understanding of the trick is needed by the...

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2010 to date

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Collision Lab

This simulation allows students to use an air hockey table to investigate simple collisions in 1D and more complex collisions in 2D. Students can experiment with the number of discs, masses, initial conditions, and can vary the elasticity and see how the total momentum and kinetic energy changes during collisions...

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2010 to date

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