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Problem Solving Lesson - Who Wrote This?

Problem Solving Lesson - Who Wrote This?

This lesson encourages students to use Maths that they know to try to solve a real world problem: Who wrote an anonymous document. The lesson is set up as an intriguing mystery and is solved in small groups, your students should be hooked from the start. There are many mathematical skills which students can employ to solve the mystery, and as students have the choice, there is natural differentiation baked in to this rich task. The powerpoint does suggest two possible avenues for students who struggle to come up with an idea. These use: averages relative frequency One extra note - this lesson is best used with larger classes, as no single technique is particularly accurate in isolation. The magic happens when each group compares their results and their combined solution becomes a lot more convincing.
flibit
Problem Solving Video - Winter Olympic Scores

Problem Solving Video - Winter Olympic Scores

A video to be used in class either as a starter, to consolidate learning or even as homework. This video poses a real life area problem which requires Maths to solve. Designed to highlight the application of Maths, this video tests understanding of mean average calculations, and requires students to work backwards from a given mean to find missing data values. Many other problem solving videos available.
SteveJonesMaths
Interpreting Data Booster Problem Solving

Interpreting Data Booster Problem Solving

8 questions on fractions are designed to expand students' understanding of the concept and provide pupils with opportunities to visualise maths whilst boosting problem solving skills on fractions, percentages, ratio, angles and pie charts. Ideal as a whole lesson activity or a starter/plenary of individual lessons. It has a potential to transform independent students into collaborative learners who will communicate their ideas, share methods and discuss maths.
Diplomat_007
Interpreting Data Practice Problem Solving

Interpreting Data Practice Problem Solving

8 questions on pie charts are designed to expand students' understanding of the concept and provide pupils with opportunities to visualise maths whilst practicing problem solving skills on fractions, percentages, angles and data. Ideal as a whole lesson activity or a starter/plenary of individual lessons. It has a potential to transform independent students into collaborative learners who will communicate their ideas, share methods and discuss maths.
Diplomat_007
Problem Solving Video - Modal & Mean Guests

Problem Solving Video - Modal & Mean Guests

A video to be used in class either as a starter, to consolidate learning or even as homework. This video poses a real life area problem which requires Maths to solve. Designed to highlight the application of Maths, this video tests understanding of mode and mean averages, and can lead easily into a lesson on statistics. Many other problem solving videos available.
SteveJonesMaths
Measuring Litter

Measuring Litter

These worksheets help students to develop their understanding of measuring litter and how to use this information to generate tables and graphs of their findings with simple clear instructions and examples
WillsonEducation
Problem Solving Video - Ferry Vehicle Statistics

Problem Solving Video - Ferry Vehicle Statistics

A video to be used in class either as a starter, to consolidate learning or even as homework. This video poses a real life area problem which requires Maths to solve. Designed to highlight the application of statistics, this video tests understanding of finding and estimating the median and mean from a table as part of GCSE preparation. Many other problem solving videos available.
SteveJonesMaths
Sets and Venn Diagrams Spiders

Sets and Venn Diagrams Spiders

Four spiders on sets and two on shading Venn diagrams. Hopefully these will create a little discussion and make students think. A couple of the diagrams now improved.
alutwyche
Averages from Grouped Frequency Tables

Averages from Grouped Frequency Tables

Lessons + plenty of worksheets! Lesson 1 - Revisits mean, mode, median, range... few examples/practice of calculating averages from frequency tables. Intro to grouped.. Lesson 2 - Calculating Averages from grouped frequency tables Students gather their own data using human benchmark test! Can put this into a grouped freq. table and calculate the average! Fun...fun...fun Starters, examples, plenty of differentiation throughout, stretch & challenge including problem solving and reasoning, plenaries and AFL. SMART Notebook files but can be converted to ActivInspire etc. Used in my PGCE year! Worksheets included, if I have missed anything off please let me know :) Sorry if any resources used, I gathered bits along the way. Enjoy! x
absholmesx
Stem and Leaf diagrams (including finding averages)

Stem and Leaf diagrams (including finding averages)

2 complete lessons + worksheets! Lesson 1. Introduction of Stem and Leafs Lesson 2. Averages from Stem and Leafs Starters, examples, plenty of differentiation throughout, stretch & challenge including problem solving and reasoning, plenaries and AFL. SMART Notebook files but can be converted to ActivInspire etc. Used in my PGCE year! Worksheets included, if I have missed anything off please let me know :) Sorry if any resources used, I gathered bits along the way. (Starter is a 'beat the teacher' activity' whereby you ask students to give you a number and as they are giving you them you write them on the board in a stem and leaf (students write all the numbers in their exercise book) then compete with the students who can calculate the median the quickest.. you or them? - obviously from a stem and leaf it's a lot quicker so the students can see the relevance of it).
absholmesx
Cumulative Frequency Curves and Box Plots Complete Package

Cumulative Frequency Curves and Box Plots Complete Package

Complete package of lessons for Cumulative Frequency Curves + Box plots! Taught to Year 10 Set 3. Suitable for KS3/4. Thoroughly differentiated resource catering to all abilities! Lesson 1. Intro/Interpreting Cum Freq Curves Lesson 2. Drawing/Interpreting Cum Freq Curves Lesson 2 (review). Consolidation of previous 2 Lessons with differentiated worksheets! Lesson 3. Estimating Median and Quartiles from a Cum Freq Curve Lesson 4. Box Plots from Cum Freq Curves Lesson 5. Box Plots consolidation Starters, examples, plenty of differentiation throughout, stretch & challenge including problem solving and reasoning, plenaries and AFL. SMART Notebook files but can be converted to ActivInspire etc. Used in my PGCE year, fantastic resources all at Outstanding or Good level! Worksheets included, if I have missed anything off please let me know :) Sorry I gathered bits along the way.
absholmesx