Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in
different containers as they are filled?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Two trains set off at the same time from each end of a single
straight railway line. A very fast bee starts off in front of the
first train and flies continuously back and forth between the. . . .
Is it cheaper to cook a meal from scratch or to buy a ready meal? What difference does the number of people you're cooking for make?
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Water freezes at 0°Celsius (32°Fahrenheit) and boils at
100°C (212°Fahrenheit). Is there a temperature at which
Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Learn about the link between logical arguments and electronic circuits. Investigate the logical connectives by making and testing your own circuits and fill in the blanks in truth tables to record. . . .
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.