Maths – Activities

Activities

Activities with a mathematical theme are used to both challenge and amaze people of all ages and abilities; from fractals to fractions, you will find it all here…

So what is the role of the Mathematics department in this context?

To enrich mathematical experiences so that all students have the opportunity to explore, engage with and communicate mathematical ideas.
To offer challenging activities and resources which can develop mathematical thinking and problem solving skills.
To show the use of mathematics in engaging and meaningful contexts.
To foster a community where students and teachers collaborate and support each other in developing their understanding and skills and where effort and achievement is celebrated.
To research and develop the use of existing and new technologies to enhance the learning and teaching experience.
To contribute to national and international debates relating to maths teaching and learning.


Business & Enterprise Projects

Education for economic wellbeing and financial capability aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attributes to make the most of changing opportunities in learning and work. Through their learning and experiences inside and outside school, students begin to understand the nature of the world of work, the diversity and function of business, and its contribution to national prosperity. They develop as questioning and informed consumers and learn to manage their money and finances effectively.

Education for economic wellbeing and financial capability improves motivation and progression by helping students see the relevance of what they learn in school to their future lives. It expands their horizons for action by challenging stereotyping, discrimination and other cultural and social barriers to choice. It helps students to aim high. Students build a positive and realistic view of their needs and capabilities so that they can make effective learning plans, decisions and transitions. They become aware of changing career opportunities and develop the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about which learning programmes to take.

Students learn to be enterprising. They develop the ability to handle uncertainty, respond positively to change, and create and implement new ideas and ways of doing things. They learn how to make and act on reasonable risk/reward assessments and develop a ‘can-do’ attitude and the drive to make ideas happen.

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Enterprise_Activity_KS3.doc


Puzzles

Here are some mathematical puzzles for you to try…

Challenge_1-Sunflower.doc

Challenge_2-RiverBoat.doc

Challenge_3-ChickenWolf.doc

Challenge_4-4_Pennies.doc

Challenge_5-Calculator_Problems.doc

Challenge_6-Make_9.doc


Visual

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For more click below:

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