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Guide and features
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Featured Early Years Foundation Stage; US Kindergarten
Featured UK Key Stage 1&2; US Grades 1-4
Featured UK Key Stage 3-5; US Grades 5-12
Featured UK Key Stage 1, US Grade 1 & 2
Featured UK Key Stage 2; US Grade 3 & 4
Featured UK Key Stages 3 & 4; US Grade 5-10
Featured UK Key Stage 4 & 5; US Grade 11 & 12
World of Tan 6 - Junk
Pupils: You may like to
complete the silhouette of the junk they are about to sail in.
investigate, using Polydron or something similar, what solids will stack construct the highest tower you can using multilink with a base of one cube then try two cubes, three....
estimate then work out how many pennies would be needed to make a tower one metre high. How costly will it be?
Parents: You may like to:
investigate the names and their origins of local Chinese and Cantonese restaurants and Take Aways found within your locality.
explain the difference between Chinese and Cantonese establishments.
discuss the sort of items found in Oriental restaurants or Take Aways.
discuss the sort of containers used for packaging food, then have a purposeful look around the local supermarket at which packages are used and which stack best.
Teachers: You may like to:
bring together a collection of containers and packets used in the home and investigate the different ways these can be sorted and ordered.
consider the meaning and derivation of the terms 'lock, stock and barrel' and 'butter fingers'. Are there other similar sayings that we use?
investigate which solids (apart from cubes) will stack?
design a container, with the smallest surface area, that will hold exactly 1 kilo of rice.
Meet the team
The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice. More information on many of our other activities can be found here.
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