Actually it’s a Paralympic Maths lesson: teach area and circumference of circles in the context of Paralympic Archery.
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The Out of the Blocks Maths and Science Series for London 2012 is proving very popular in schools. So if you’re still looking for a STEM Club activity with the prospect of you and your team winning Olympic event tickets, there are still 2 weeks left to enter a team in the Maths and Science Challenge 2012 - closing date for entering a team is 15 May 2012!
The Challenge is for teams of 4 to 6 students to plan a major sporting event in your local area, using their maths and/or science skills to create a great presentation for STEM Challenge local-area judging between 21 and 30 May.
So effectively you have until almost the end of May to come up with a winning project!
The Rugby World Cup is upon us. There’s a lot more mathematics to rugby than you might think, and we’ve created a bespoke Beast Index to prove it.
Keep your class on their toes with these AO1 and AO3 problem-solving questions on averages & range, and using formulae:
Looking for a fun and engaging way to fill an end-of-term lesson? Download this free resource:
Set in modern day London, Sherlock Holmes has been called in by Scotland Yard to investigate the theft of the world’s largest ruby, the Devil’s Eye. Stolen from Harrods, the police have nothing to go on except a few mathematical clues.
Your students’ challenge is to solve the clues to help Holmes and Watson work out where they must go next.
We first published this story last Autumn as a competition in six episodes. Due to their continuing popularity on this blog, we’ve assembled all the episodes into this single booklet. All the clues are designed as AO2 or AO3 problem-solving questions, they all carry a GCSE grade, and the booklet is free for you to download. Best of all, if you’re subscriber you can also get a…
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With the new AQA GCSE Maths Unit exams due on 13 June (Unit 1) and 21 June (Unit 2), it’s no surprise to us that our site downloads have shot up! This half term week is no exception.
Supporting Longman’s AQA GCSE Mathematics Student Books and Practice Books for all abilities, we publish a comprehensive Assessment Pack as well, from which the free practice paper below – for Unit 2 Foundation – is taken:
The Alternative Vote referendum will soon be upon us…
Exciting for some, dull for others – and a rich source of Maths questions for GCSE classes.
Download our very own alternative Alternative Vote referendum. It’s a role play allowing your class to mock up their own referendum, learn about the two different voting systems, and explore the maths behind them. It’s also a bit of fun and we guarantee it will bring a smile to your students’ faces.
Here are the Teacher Notes to accompany it…
The Maths includes percentages, representing data and bias. The last two topics often perform badly in exams, so don’t lose this opportunity to set your students down the right path!
Oh, and please tell us how the alternative AV referendum plays out in class? Which candidate wins under AV? Which under FPTP?
So while you’re waiting for the street party to warm up, why not have a go at this fun Level 5/6 algebra activity:
Note: No turtles were harmed in the making of these activities!