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Equations through Pictures 

Straight line graphs are often not taught until somewhere in the middle secondary years. But they can actually be an excellent way of helping younger children to explore how equations work if you introduce them in the right way. This investigation shows you how.
Ages 10  13 4 pages of teacher's notes and 3 pupil sheets. (pdf) 
GBP £1.80


Formulas for Sequences 

Investigate he connection between number sequences and the rules that generate them. Begin by exploring two simple matchstick patterns and develop into investigating line graphs for formulas.
Ages 11  14 5 pages of teachers notes and 5 pupil copymasters. (pdf) 
GBP £1.20


Handshakes, Cards, Roses and Triangles 

An investigation into four related problems which all generate number patterns linked to the triangular numbers: 1, 3, 6, 10 etc. Consolidates pupils' use of problemsolving strategies such as drawing diagrams and using tables and shows how to investigate a problem thoroughly by building a pattern from simpler cases to more challenging ones.
Ages 10  13 7 pages of teacher's notes and 10 pupil copymasters. (pdf) 
GBP £1.20


The Algebra of Throwing 

Children often ask what algebra is FOR. This investigation allows capable pupils at the top end of primary school to use simple algebraic skills to investigate an area of Maths that is normally reserved for upper secondary pupils.
Children love throwing things in the air. By the end of this investigation they will have equations, tables and graphs that will allow them to work out how high they can throw something, and what speed they can throw it at. Beware. It is good fun! Ages 10  13 2 pages of teacher's notes and 18 pupil sheets. (pdf) 
GBP £1.80


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