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Kites and Darts

Carom Maths provides this resource for teachers and students of A Level mathematics.

In this presentation students explore non-periodic tiling patterns using templates of kites and darts, as well as discovering the many remarkable facts to be found in these tilings.

The resource is designed to explore...

Perfect and Mersenne Numbers

Carom Maths provides this resource for teachers and students of A Level mathematics.

In this presentation the definition of a perfect number is explained and students are challenged to show that 496 is a perfect...

An Italian Feast

This resource for Key Stage Three and Key Stage Four students provides some statistics about the eating habits of children in Italy and asks students to compare and contrast these with their own eating habits. Through this activity, students have to interpret charts and graphs, plan how to collect data and design a...

Are You a Hare or a Tortoise? *suitable for home teaching*

This resource for Key Stage Two and Key Stage Three students involves extracting and interpreting information presented in tables, graphs and charts. Students investigate how activity and calorie intake are related and design their own calorie diary. Students develop skills in interpreting bar charts and pie charts...

How Much Have You Grown Today?

This resource uses height data from the pilot of CensusAtSchool to encourage Key Stage Three and Key Stage Four students to investigate growth. They are asked to draw conclusions using both calculations and graphs and also consider other factors affecting growth. Students develop skills in interpreting tables,...

How Old?

Using the data from CensusAtSchool 2006/2007, this data analysis resource looks at trends in life expectancy in populations. Students consider both the primary data collected from CensusAtSchool and secondary data about life expectancy and major causes of death. A plenary asks students to consider what they have...

Just What Is a Pulse Rate?

In this activity, Key Stage Three students investigate pulse rate and its relationship with activity and life style. Using real data from CensusAtSchool 2002/2003 they see how difficult it can be to measure pulse rate accurately. Students are required to interpret graphs, tables and charts. 

Let's Compare Feet!

This resource contains a starter activity in which Key Stage Four which explores data analysis and what conclusions can and cannot be drawn from scatter graphs. This can be used to discuss correlation, trends, continuous and discontinuous data, extrapolation and lines of best fit. 

Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice *suitable for home teaching*

This resource focuses on the sugar content of soft drinks and the constituents of a balanced diet. Students use the data provided from secondary sources to answer a series of questions which explore the effect of drinking soft drinks on students' sugar intake and to compare this to recommended daily amounts. The...

Making Choices: Why Choose STEM Subjects?

These videos have been developed for the National HE STEM Programme project ‘becoming a STEM enthusiast’ to be used in conjunction with the activities found in this collection.

Making choices features six staff...

Stepping Up: Studying STEM Subjects at University

These videos have been developed for the National HE STEM Programme project ‘becoming a STEM enthusiast’ to be used in conjunction with the activities found in this collection. The two clips are from both staff and student perspectives, explaining how they found the...

Why Choose Maths?

These videos have been developed for the National HE STEM Programme project ‘becoming a STEM enthusiast’ to be used in conjunction with the activities found in this collection.

Dr Tim Jupp explains that the difference between school mathematics and university mathematics is that at university students...

Why Choose Physical Sciences?

These videos have been developed for the National HE STEM Programme project ‘becoming a STEM enthusiast’ to be used in conjunction with the activities found in this collection.

Dr Alastair Hibbins talks about the active research project work contained in undergraduate physics programmes. Professor...

Why Choose Engineering?

These videos have been developed for the National HE STEM Programme project ‘becoming a STEM enthusiast’ to be used in conjunction with the activities found in this collection.

Professor Dragan Savic talks about how engineers design, build and maintain the infrastructure we see around us today. He...

Research in STEM Subjects

These videos have been developed for the National HE STEM Programme project ‘becoming a STEM enthusiast’ to be used in conjunction with the activities found in this collection. In the following videos researchers talk about the research they are currently undertaking.

Dr Alastair Hibbins talks...

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