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Secondary Magazine - Issue 51: Up2d8 maths


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Created on 05 January 2010 by ncetm_administrator
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Secondary Magazine Issue 51snowman - photograph by benonuka
 

Up2d8 Maths

The fortnightly Up2d8 Maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. The resource is not intended to be a set of instructions but rather a framework which you can personalise to fit your classroom and your learners.

What’s happening to the weather? Snow and ice caused chaos at the beginning of the year - schools were closed, people were advised not to travel and baboons were fed hot potatoes but, as always, there are claims that this is ‘nothing special’ and that people are overreacting.

The activity gives students the opportunity to explore strategies to manipulate a large data set to back up a predetermined hypothesis. They are presented with temperature data for each month and each season for different regions of the UK from 1914 to the present day and are asked to use this data either to back up or contradict the statement that winters are getting colder. This might take the form of a presentation, a newspaper article or a poster (or whatever you decide) and the data might be from your region, nationally or both.

This resource is not year group specific and so will need to be read through and possibly adapted before use. The way in which you choose to use the resource will enable your learners to access some of the Key Processes from the Key Stage 3 Programme of Study.

Download the Up2d8 Maths resource - in PowerPoint format.

 
 
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