# Tes Maths: Projects, investigations and enrichment tasks

Get your students excited about maths lessons with these engaging resource packs, activity ideas and investigations

## Take a trip off-plan and get creative with your maths lessons with projects, investigation ideas and enrichment tasks

As the final half-term of the school year approaches, there may be time to do something slightly different in your maths lessons. Perhaps an investigation to apply the knowledge and skills students have acquired over the year, a project to allow them to work creatively as a team to produce something special, or an enrichment activity to show students just how interesting maths can be. Whatever you have in mind, explore this selection of resources from the Tes community for some inspiration.

### Investigations

Investigations offer an opportunity for students to pull together the skills and knowledge they have learned over the course of the year and to apply them in a different context.

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#### 3D enlargement investigation

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A sheet leading pupils through an investigation about 3d enlargment, area and volume sclae factors.

#### Angles in polygons investigation

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An introduction to sum of interior angles in a polygon and finding angles in a regular polygon. Extending to tessellations plenary. All followed with optional worksheet. It was used for an interview lesson and was praised a lot! I would be really grateful for your feedback! :)

### Projects

Much like investigations, projects prompt pupils to use and apply their knowledge, often with the option to work as part of a team in a fun context.

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#### Make A Million - Maths Housing Design Project

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This is a great activity I have run with classes from year 7 to year 10, and one that they all seem to love. The aim is to develop a plot of land into a housing development to try and make the most possible profit, whilst also creating a desirable place to live. I usually run it over four lessons ...

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Activity we completed with top set Year 7s but open ended so could be used throughout KS3 and KS4. Activity: Choose a business (based on some guidlines and information) Choose a 'Business Card' to find out how their business venture went. They then get to invest their profit and play the stock mar...

### Enrichment

The end of the year is the perfect time to stop worrying about whether something is on the GCSE/IGCSE or A-level syllabus and to challenge students with some interesting mathematics.

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#### Emergency maths cover lesson? Enrichment materials

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Ready-to-go, standalone enrichment activities. These are NOT simply colouring-in or wordsearch activities! Rather they are an attempt to productively use any spare curriculum time, perhaps when a colleague's lesson needs cover and it is not practical to organise suitable work. Can use as whole class...

#### Fermi Estimation

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Extend and challenge your students' critical thinking and problem solving skills with this session on Fermi Estimation. Perfect for GCSE, A level, Adult Education, or even upper KS3 students, this smart and engaging PowerPoint presentation and accompanying worksheet, contain everything you need to ...