This resource is a maths trail suitable for an older Primary or younger Secondary school pupil, suggesting mathematical questions that they could think about during a (socially distanced!) walk around The Meadows in central Edinburgh.
A topical PowerPoint lesson resource focussed on some of the mathematics involved in the current Covid19 pandemic. The resource covers the topics of indices (powers), sequences of numbers and data representation (graphs). The topics covered go up to Higher/Advanced Higher maths level, but this resource would be suitable for able S3/S4 pupils because the more advanced concepts are presented in an accessible way. The resource is aimed at teachers but could also be used by learners for home learning.
An ‘indoor maths trail’ suitable for pupils in early secondary school and older Primary school pupils to do in their homes: first using maths skills to create a map of the house, and then creating a ‘maths trail’ of activities using everyday household objects. This task would be suitable for siblings from the same family to work on as a group task in the home.
This activity is suitable for learners and parents/carers who are based around the Leith Walk/Calton Hill area, and gives ideas for mathematical tasks thoughts you can do whilst out and about enjoying a (socially distanced!) walk. It is probably most suitable for learners in early secondary school.
These resources is a set of games, puzzles and worksheets which provide a basic introduction to the mathematical topic of graph theory, which has many real-life applications but isn’t often covered in maths in school, so this resource would provide for interesting extension tasks for secondary school pupils and older Primary school pupils. Graph theory has real-life applications to the maths of maps and network diagrams; and in this resource there is also a very topical activity applying graph theory to the spread of a global virus. Further activities are themed around transport networks and city maps.
This series consists of five videos about how Maths is used in the World of Work. They are aimed at S1-S4 students, but might be suitable for younger or older students because the puzzles do not require much background knowledge.