This is a really logical resource that puts the understanding of volume and area into an exciting context. Would I like to be a giant? I remember Record Breakers with Norris and Roy, old school, thank-you Mr. Slack.
This is a really interesting investigation which gets students to think about weight, volume and ratio in order to determine whether some statements about giants are accurate. There are references to films which would really engage students and the investigation itself requires students to work with multi-link. Thank you for sharing.
Here are some activities where the pupils have to use and apply their skills.\n\nIt will support chn from moving from L3 to L4\nSimilar to SATs style questions.\n\nI have used these as morning task for my Year 6 class.\nI have photocopied them onto coloured paper and the children cut along the lines to stick each problem into their book and then they work on completing it.\n\nPlease comment if you find these useful - as not to sure whether they are worth sharing in the future or not :)
A short 8 lesson module for Key Stage 3 Science students, teaching core investigative skills like experiment planning. All lessons have powerpoints and written lesson plans and worksheets where appropriate. The sequence of lessons is as follows:
1) Planning an experiment
2) Risk assessing an experiment
3) Preliminary experiments and method drafting
4) Carrying out an experiment
5) Drawing graphs
6) Analysing data
7) Evaluating an experiment
8) Presenting your work
The modules covers many skills critical to Science investigations including:
* Selecting the correct graph
* Identifying variables
* Identifying and nullifying outliers
* Describing patterns and trends
* Risk assessment
* Assessing accuracy and repeatability
* Evaluation of methodology
The module also makes explicit links to Thinking Skills.
Lessons generally contain a practical element, a discursive section and a theory section (although this varies from lesson to lesson). The module has been well received by both students and staff, particularly for how much more confident students feel with investigations after completing the module.
I made these little passports for year 11s who are revising/working towards their GCSE exam. You can print them on card and reduce them so each face of the passport is A6 in size. Each student has their own and then they have to collect 'stamps' (I do actually use a stamp) as they bring evidence that they have 'visited' somewhere/proved they can do something on the passport. You could offer a prize to the first person to complete their passport.
This activity is based around food shopping. Students are given a selection of products which could be distributed on entrance to the classroom. They can then use the unitary method to cancel a ratio down to use to compare the different products.
Students are then required to purchase items on the shopping list for the best value and fill in the receipt to show what they have bought. You could build on the products as the shopping list allows for 'an extra treat'.
A game of Top Trumps in which students have to compare test scores for different Simpsons character children. They have to compare between FDP in character's own skills and then across characters in order to trump their opponents.
Best played in twos or threes.
Written to introduce, consolidate or review simultaneous equations, this activity is designed to get students to make decisions about which receipts belong to one of three different McDonald's restaurants. Based around the idea of regional pricing, students must work out the cost of items in three different branches using methods they choose. This could be done to get students to suggest methods or consolidate and apply previously learnt methods. Differentiated simultaneous equation questions are included for further application.
Adventure game in which students answer KS3 circle questions in order to rescue a princess. Teacher notes and answers are provided. There are 5 sections, each with 2 topics. They have 4 attempts at each topic, if they get all 4 wrong, the game ends and they will have to start again. The 5 sections are: parts of a circle, circumference, area, reverse questions: given circumference, find diameter and radius; given area, find radius and diameter. Go to my profile page to see the GCSE version including arc length and sector area and check out my other games.
Investigation and problem solving activity in which students identify all the different pentominoes, then fit them into shapes (50 different shapes, inc. 4 rectangles, 4 squares, 17 animals, 13 pictures (inc. car, train, plane, rocket, boat), 12 other shapes (inc. cross, yin and yang, heart)).
Adventure game in which students answer GCSE circle questions in order to rescue a princess. There are 5 sections, each with 2 topics. They have 4 attempts at each topic, if they get all 4 wrong, the game ends and they will have to start again. The 5 sections are: circumference, area, reverse questions: given circumference, find diameter and radius; given area, find radius and diameter, arc length and sector area. Go to my profile page to see the KS3 version without arc length and sector area and check out my other games.