Pattern

This collection of STEM resources is based around patterns, and interpreting them mathematically.  Resources are listed in order of stage.

Maths Is Everywhere!

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Maths is everywhere in the world! Take a look at these images. What mathematics can you see?

Designing Table Mats

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

Flower Power

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Create a symmetrical fabric design based on a flower motif - and realise it in Logo.

Making Moiré Patterns

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Moiré patterns are intriguing interference patterns. Create your own beautiful examples using LOGO!

Natural Shapes

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How does shape relate to function in the natural world?

The Genes of Gilgamesh

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you work out the parentage of the ancient hero Gilgamesh?

Back Fitter

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

10 graphs of experimental data are given. Can you use a spreadsheet to find algebraic graphs which match them closely, and thus discover the formulae most likely to govern the underlying processes?

Molecular Sequencer

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Investigate the molecular masses in this sequence of molecules and deduce which molecule has been analysed in the mass spectrometer.