Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
When a habitat changes, what happens to the food chain?
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
The design technology curriculum requires students to be able to represent 3-dimensional objects on paper. This article introduces some of the mathematical ideas which underlie such methods.
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
Make your own pinhole camera for safe observation of the sun, and find out how it works.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
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?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
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. . . .
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?
Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?
Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.
Investigate circuits and record your findings in this simple introduction to truth tables and logic.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.