My collection of homework / classwork sheets I use to help students learn how to answer mathematics questions related to GCSE and A-Level specifications.
Sheets cover the basics (area, volume and tessellation) to more complex questions that have appeared in A-Level Product Design papers (e.g. working out pipe bending radius).
Sheets contain a worked example, diagrams and practice questions. Some scans from CGP DT exam-practice guide and booklet download from technologystudent.com
60 minute lesson bundle - PowerPoint presentation, links to Youtube videos, designing activity and summary Kahoot Quiz. Used at KS3 with the aim of creating a discussion on the sustainablity of using metals to make products from.
Five page student self-help guide on analysing existing products as part of the research section of a large project; could be the final NEA or introduced as part of Year 9 curriculum in preparation for GCSE. I also use this at A Level.
Includes a video explaining what to do.
A set of self-paced Computer Aided Design tutorials for use with Sketch-Up plus one using TechSoft 2D Design.
Included is a drop-in Bingo prizecard in order of teacher to monitor progress. Students drop in an image of the completed CAD image.
Interactive revision activity where students zap printed QR barcodes, using their phones, to reveal revision questions based on tools and equipment inside a typical wood workshop.
Print out the QR bar codes onto stickers then stick up onto specific machines.
A set of flashcards helping KS4 and KS5 students understand the important work of 4 designers and 4 design companies plus the key design theory that has influenced their work. Basic summary plus QR code links to online videos on each card.
Key word crossword to help KS3 and KS4 students learn helpful material property key words in Design & Technology, Product Design and Resistant Materials Technology.
Can be used alongside Revision Guide GCSE AQA Design & Technology for Grades 9-1 Course by CGP ISBN: 9781782947523
Punch holes below the questions.
Issue a card and a whiteboard pen to each student.
Students colour in the holes to answer the question as a rating of how they and their "Buddy" have performed during the lesson.
Collect in the cards, line-up, then hold up to the light to gain quick feedback.
Questions can, of course, be changed.
A 15 minute assembly attempting to clarify the problems connected to plastic waste.
Includes three videos from YouTube and questions to ponder.
Suggestions at the end of what students and teachers can do themselves to reduce the plastic waste they produce themselves.
One of Six assemblies/discussions I’ve entitled “Design and Technology does…”