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Capture Recapture Snail Investigation

Capture Recapture Snail Investigation

These two lessons look at the concept of Capture recapture. There is a practical investigation too. L1: Introduces the idea of Capture Recapture. There are two potential starters (guidance in footnotes for starter 2). The lesson then looks at sampling the population of snails in the school grounds and considers the assumptions that need to be made when using this sampling technique. L2: Students use the formula to estimate the total population of organisms using the capture recapture method. Plenary exam question. L2 Alternative: The concept is taught using logic and ideas of proportionality. This lesson might be suited to a higher ability class. Plenary exam question.

By TeachItResources

Clumsy Clive Geometry and Data Bundle

Clumsy Clive Geometry and Data Bundle

These are all available for free individually but if you don't have the time then this is for you. Clive makes common mistakes, mistakes you'll have seen in class. Your students need to find the mistakes, correct them and explain where Clive has gone wrong so that he doesn't do the same thing again. These activities are designed to create discussion in class and can be used to assess understanding.

By alutwyche

Lolly chance

Lolly chance

This resource will help Year 5 /6 children understand and use language associated with chance. Also helps children recognise that probabilities range from 0 to 1. 6 pages - 3 worksheets and answers Australian Curriculum Year 5 ACMSP117 and Year 6 ACMSP144 USA Common Core Year 6 CCSS.Math.contnt.6.SP.B.4

By TeachEzy

Chance and Data Experiments

Chance and Data Experiments

Chance and data experiments. Hands-on activities with worksheets to accompany them. Includes answer sheet. Covers a variety of outcomes. Pages: 4 Australian Curriculum Year 5-ACMSP116, ACMSP117, ACMSP118, ACMSP120 Year 6-ACMSP144 USA Common Core Year 6 CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.B.4 Year 7 CCS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.C.5, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.C.6, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.SP.C.7.B

By TeachEzy

Venn Diagram (WHOLE LESSON)

Venn Diagram (WHOLE LESSON)

A power point to help pupils to get to grips with drawing, interpreting and using Venn diagrams to calculate probabilities. This lesson also contains a worksheet with a range of different questions that could be asked in an exam but also an extension task to show pupils the types of exam questions that can be asked. The answers for the worksheet is on the PPT and the mark scheme for the extension is also attached.

By Pedley123

Clumsy Clive On Tree Diagrams

Clumsy Clive On Tree Diagrams

Clive is attempting to get to grips with tree diagrams, but he is making mistakes again. Please check his work, correct it and explain what he's done wrong. Designed to create mathematical discussion.

By alutwyche

Teach in 20 Probability trees

Teach in 20 Probability trees

This started as a teaching prompt to prepare my year 10 set 2 for a end of year mock and it was based on topics we hadn't studied yet. I found I could teach them the content and go through an example and then get them try a question in about 20 minutes - that is 3 new topics in a 60 minute lesson. I printed the PowerPoints as handouts and got the students to work on them. You can of course use them as you see fit. Feedback would be much appreciated! Enjoy :)

By elisabeta2k6

Probability - Sample Space Diagrams (same as new style 1-9 GCSE AQA questions)

Probability - Sample Space Diagrams (same as new style 1-9 GCSE AQA questions)

This resource is perfect if you want a lesson on using sample space digrams to answer probability questions. It has been designed to reflect the NEW STYLE GCSE (AQA) questions on this topic - i.e. two spinners are spun and you have to add them / work out the difference, before answering a probability question. There are two slides with examples that the teacher can use to go through with pupils. There are 4 main questions and two extention questions on the powerpoint and worksheet (ready to be printed!). This has been tried and tested with a set 3 class (target grades 4 and 5) and has worked perfectly.

By pncullen1984

End of Year Maths Project KS3 - Theme Park & Fairground

End of Year Maths Project KS3 - Theme Park & Fairground

Perfect for ending the year! Whole unit of work for final week or fortnight of teaching. Engaging and rich tasks allow students to develop problem solving skills while having fun! The slides clearing follow the order of the booklet. Session one gets students jooked before looking at budgeting and plans and elevations in session two. Session three and four student begin to design their own theme park plan. Session 5 introduces the second part of the project - creating their own fairground game for the entrance of their theme park. In session two students can create these games and test them, finding out probabilities and using questionnaires to further improve their designs and creations. This has been used successfully with low ability students in year 7 up to high ability students in year 9 - often differentiated through questioning and higher pitched expectations.

By scottmarch