
Draw These
A selection of essential shapes, figures and loci that all GCSE students must be able to draw using ruler, compasses and where necessary protractor.








Seasons On Saturn
KS4 higher, application of standard (rightangle) trigonometry and transformations of curves.
This task involves students making and using measurements from Hubble Space Telescope images to determine Saturn’s orbital period and then transform the sin curve using the excel file to establish when it will next appear ‘edgeon’. Lots of geometrical reasoning, problem solving and ICT.




Bridge Building
Pupils work with classroom materials to build a bridge spanning a gap of 20cm to support as much weight as possible.








Logo Worksheet
From basic starting commands through using the repeat function to programming in LOGO, this is worksheets guides pupils through using LOGO. Some of the functions discovered by our Year 8 pupils.




Loci
Loci lesson starter. As pupils come in get them to add a mark that obeys the instruction onto each of the 6 worksheets then follow up with a classroom discussion to explain what loci is. 



Toolbox
Similar to the tools on a Smartboard Interactive Whiteboard but includes a compass too. 







Autograph File: Double Helix
A dynamic mathematical model of the double helix. Move the point of view around to view from different aspects. 



Orbit Game
Shoot the comet to avoid the planets, and their gravitational fields. 







Transformations
Various worksheets on cm squared paper for pupils to draw on the enlargements, with and without centre of enlargement, and some reflections, translations etc. Answers are provided (try reprinting on tracing paper to check against pupils work).








Coordinates
Great set of exercises on basic coordinates. PDF form.












Flipit
Like Othello but different. Try to turn all the counters white, but work out how to do it first!




Pentominoes
A nice shape & space activity for pupils to 'generally play around with'!




Tangrams
More nice shape & space activities, this time involving tangrams. Powerpoint of 2 squares from which pupils can draw and then cut out their own tangrams.




Max Box
What's the biggest area you can contain with x cm of string? Whats the biggest volume you can contain with an A4 sheet of paper? Not as easuy as it seems!
Our answers and Autograph file used.




Endice
Move the dice into the positions using only the number of moves on each dice.


