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Alien Life
(University of Cambridge, 201305)This last of six presentations to recruit students for A level physics, is more lighthearted and simpler than the two previous resources. It considers the arguments around whether or not humanity is alone and includes an ...

Circumference of a Circle
(University of Cambridge, 201304)This applet can be used for introducing circumference of a circle. The students can create circles with different diameters by dragging the blue point D vertically. The circle can be rolled along the xaxis by dragging the ...

Consecutive Sums
(University of Cambridge, 201210)Can all numbers be made in this way? For example 9=2+3+4, 11=5+6, 12=3+4+5, 20=2+3+4+5+6 Lesson idea. This resource provides a detailed consecutive sums activity with extension work. By definition, a problem is something ...

Cubic Roots
(University of Cambridge, 201301)This activity is explore cubic equations and their complex roots, to use Geogebra to find the solution to any cubic equation, given its coefficients, and plot the real and complex roots on an Argand diagram so that as the ...

Getting Your Formulae in Shape
(University of Cambridge, 201209)This resource is a 3 page PDF with formulae for perimeters, areas and volumes of shapes, which are organised around hexagons. They can be cut out and students asked to arrange the correct formulae next to the correct type ...

Introduction to Standard to the Standard Index Form
(University of Cambridge, 201210)Lesson idea. Numbers that are too big for the calculator's 10digit display are shown in standard index form. Many calculators now use ×10n but older calculators may use ‘E’ in the display instead. This activity is for ...

Listening  a chocolate maker describes how it's done
(University of Cambridge, 201304)This resource was made for general public interest but may find use as enrichment material for science and chemistry.

Listening  A plant scientist talks about water
(University of Cambridge, 201304)Understanding why plants need water and how they cope with a lack of it.

Love Food, Hate Waste: Simultaenous Equations
(University of Cambridge, 201211)A lesson activity to explore simultaneous equations using data from a website seemingly unrelated to mathematics. Using a source that was not intended by its creators as a mathematical resource, pupils are introduced to ...

Playing with Probability: Efron's Dice
(University of Cambridge, 201211)A lesson activity to explore probability with dice. We are used to the idea of transitivity, where we can ascribe an order to events. Efron’s dice are nontransitive and probability methods that the pupils are familiar ...

Programming Monsters Using Scratch
(University of Cambridge, 201209)This lesson idea formed part of a larger ICT focussed topic on monsters. The children used a range of computer based resources to produce a range of digital multimedia work, which was then uploaded to their schools' Moodle ...

Radioactive Decay and Carbon Dating
(University of Cambridge, 201301)This project explores exponential graphs and how these are applied in radioactive decay, including carbon dating. For those studying for their GCSEs, it would be appropriate to explore radioactive decay theory and how this ...