What is Maths For - Let's not pretend everyone needs Mathematics beyond arithmetic - Click here A presentation on why Dan Pearcy likes Mathematics and why students should discover and create their own - Click here Nuffield Foundation Course Materials Higher Course Materials Post 16 Course Materials
Climbing Everest - Thanks to
Richard Drake for highlighting this article - Some Contextual Problems that I used in the classroom - Click here 80 plus contextual ideas linked to the maths curriculum which are regularly updated - Click here Over 60 problems to promote discussion - Click here
Thanks go to This is an
example of a number of openers that can be used to stimulate
discussion -
The following problems refer to items of news and in some
cases require questions to be posed from the news story -
Welcome! Real World Math is a collection of free math activities for Google Earth designed for students and educators. Mathematics is much more than a set of problems in a textbook. In the virtual world of Google Earth, concepts and challenges can be presented in a meaningful way that portray the usefulness of the ideas - Click here
NRiCH has produced an
area of their website which is a set of mathematical-science
problems devoted to exploring the richness of the vital
mathematical ideas underlying science, technology and
engineering in thoroughly physical, relevant and engaging
contexts (STEM related tasks) -
The
These resources are designed
to supplement the Bowland materials, they are on the whole
shorter tasks, not requiring the use of ICT. The structure
of the resources matches the 12 priority work/industry
sectors in Yorkshire and Humberside. Resources for each
sector will include activities that relate to the industrial
or work related aspects of the context. The key
characteristic of all the resources is that they link real
and significant mathematical thinking with authentic real
world applications: Many of the files are quite large so
right click on the link and choose the save as option.
To access the Website with
all the resources -
Bowland is now producing:
Examples of assessment built into existing case studies, 40
short assessment tasks, two new CPD modules to support the
assessment of Key Processes - Bowland Maths Support Materials
This excellent resource
produced by Franck Powell for
NCETM - up2d8 Magazines provide a topical context for a Maths problem with supporting resources: NCETM |