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Treasure hunt

Can you read a map and follow directions? Well if you can chances are you can help us find the buried treasure. You'll need to know right from left, east from west, clockwise from anti-clockwise and over from under. Got all that? See you at Buccaneer's Refuge 'me hearties, arrgh'. Remember X marks the spot!

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Wire spiral eggcups - mathematics activities

The photograph shows two eggcups that were made by twisting wire into a spiral or, more correctly, a helix (or helical shape). The helix is found in many objects in nature and is used in households and manufacturing. The length of wire used to make the eggcup can be estimated by making careful use of working assumptions, ...

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Cable housing - mathematics activities

This photograph of a steel cable or wire rope and its housing suggests a number of counting and shape related activities. It is important for students to recognise that the wires and the derivative threads of the cable must be twisted in the opposite sense to avoid unravelling. Teachers are encouraged to scan all the ideas ...

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Rooms and furniture

This is a collection of digital activities and printable worksheets for the Italian language curriculum that focuses on how to describe rooms, furniture and family activities and to say where common objects are using adverbs such as 'davanti' and 'dietro' and prepositions such as 'su' and 'tra'. It provides opportunities ...

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Moderating worksamples

The teacher works with her colleague to review their students’ achievements in a ‘real world’ numeracy task. She leads a discussion, analysis and interpretation of student work samples, identifying how and why students have or have not been able to grasp the key mathematical concept underpinning the lessons. The moderation ...

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Planning the lesson

The teacher, a numeracy leader in her school, explains to a colleague how she will reinforce and extend students’ prior mathematical knowledge about location as a relative position by using a large grid with letter and number coordinates in the school grounds. Drawing on their interests will support all students, by relating ...

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Teaching for improvement

Here the teacher works with small groups of students to consolidate their understanding of location as a relative position. She uses this classroom management approach to identify teaching interventions. With one group she selects an alternative experience to make an abstract concept accessible. She asks these students ...

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Imagine looking down

Having taught the mathematical concept of location as a relative position on a chessboard in the school playground, the teacher tests students’ understanding by getting them to draw known places, areas and items on the grid as they would be seen from above from a plane. The activity is modelled to another teacher who will ...

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The paper plane

Having used the chessboard in the school playground as a grid to introduce the mathematical concept of location as a relative position, the teacher uses a paper plane to explain the concept of point of view and aerial perspective. The approach, and its purpose, is evaluated in a later assessment moderation session.

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Bee-Bot

This iPad app is a game in which users program an animated version of the Bee-Bot floor robot to reach a flower, herd sheep or collect eggs using sequences of instructions - move forwards, move backwards, rotate left and rotate right. The app mirrors Bee-Bot's keypad functionality and includes controls to pause and clear ...

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Mixed-Up Maths

Join our host, Ed, as he finds himself in all types of situations where only his knowledge of Maths can help him. From saving the planet from Aliens, to creating a superhero that can stop a strawberry milkshake tidal wave. From searching for buried treasure, to jumping like a daredevil, or planning the greatest circus party ...