A great resource to introduce KS3 and KS4 to the some of the numeracy content found in the new GCSE Design & Technology exam.
Question paper and mark scheme (7 multi-part questions, 25 marks)
Differentiated version including mark scheme (6 multi-part questions with fewer levels of working, 16 marks)
A task that my students loved! Designing typography to communicate the meaning of words.
Includes extra challenge and extension task.
Great when used as a main activity in a lesson, as an easy cover lesson or for homework.
Learning links to KS3 Design and Technology, Art and KS4 Graphic Design curriculum.
A full bundle of resources to help you deliver a full project to design and make a laser cut LED torch! This is ideal for early KS3 learners but can be developed by KS4 to design and develop their own versions.
The bundle includes:
Topic-specific numeracy-based starter activities
A comprehensive comic-style instruction booklet for learners to follow independently.
A high quality instructional video with narration that learners can use to independently assemble their torches.
All the technical information that you’d like your learners to know (exploded diagrams, custom vs standard components, dimensioning, isometric and orthographic design templates).
CAD / CAM - 2D Design and laser cutting
Custom and standard components
Following instructions (written, pictorial and video)
History of the torch
Applied numeracy skills
Resources needed to deliver this project:
(quantities given are per torch)
Techsoft 2D Design software
Inkjet or laser colour printer
Materials and standard components:
3mm transparent cast acrylic sheet (each torch uses approx 75mm x 155mm of acrylic)
Paper for printed inserts
Clear sticky tape
1 x 20mm clear round packaging stickers (optional - as clear sticky tape can be used instead)
1 x 5mm super bright white LED
1 x 25mm split key ring
1 x 3V CR2032 coin cell battery (Panasonic brand used in video demo but others work too)
2 x 8mm plastic binding screws (www.colbrookbinding.com) Product reference: SCREW8
A valuable resource to help PGCE students, NQTs and more experienced teachers stay organised. I use mine everyday!
Want to go paperless and stay organised? This tried and tested digital alternative to the cumbersome teacher planner has allowed many of my colleagues and I to do just that!
Create your own 1 or 2 week timetable
Navigate between your timetable, lesson planner and class mark books with ease
Easily duplicate content between classes
Keep all of your organising in one place
Your teacher planner will never get lost or wet in the rain again!
This resource is Excel spreadsheet based. Simply download, open, save and follow the instructions included to have your Digital Teacher Planner set up in minutes.
I have used this throughout my teaching career and have used it almost every day!