IET Project Resources

To complement their existing Faraday suite of teaching and learning resources, MEI worked with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to produce a set of maths resources:

The resources can be accessed from this webpage, as well as from the IET. To download any of the resources on the IET page you will need to login; if you do not already have an account, registration is free regardless of whether or not you are a member of the IET.


Short contextualised Key Stage 4 problems

A set of 20 KS4 activities have been created, aiming to:

  • address a range of GCSE Mathematics content
  • promote the development of reasoning and problem solving skills
  • make connections with engineering contexts and/or settings
  • promote student discussion and communication

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Resource Name

Maths topic

Files included

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1

Water Aqueduct Shaping

Cross-sectional area

PP, TN, Sp, Geo

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Link to the IET Faraday website

2

Coding a Construction

Constructing and bisecting an angle

PP, TN, SS

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Link to the IET Faraday website

3

Fuel Efficiency - Converting to LPG

Calculation and formulae

PP, TN, Sp

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Link to the IET Faraday website

4

Counting Stars Using Estimation

Mean average and rounding accuracy

PP, TN, SS, Sp

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Link to the IET Faraday website

5

Data logging - difference calculations

Patterns and sequences

PP, TN, Sp

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Link to the IET Faraday website

6

Power Station Event Analysis

Frequency trees

PP, TN, SS, Sp

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Link to the IET Faraday website

7

Fault Detectors Using Circles

Circle area and accuracy

PP, TN, Geo

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Link to the IET Faraday website

8

Sorting Process with Flow Charts (Shapes)

Properties of triangles and quadrilaterals

PP, TN, SS

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Link to the IET Faraday website

9

Projecting Torch Light

Distances and areas

PP, TN, Geo

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19

Logo programming - creating algorithms

Patterns, angles and commands

PP, TN

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Link to the IET Faraday website

11

Model Boat - Analysis of Motion

Pythagoras, vectors and graph plots

PP, TN, Geo

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12

Analysing Motor Race Performance

Interpreting graphs

PP, TN

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Link to the IET Faraday website

13

Areas of Overlapping Parts

Sequences and algebraic reasoning

PP,TN, Geo

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Link to the IET Faraday website

14

Queuing systems

Statistical analysis and interpretation

PP, TN, Sp

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Link to the IET Faraday website

15

Flow Rates through Revolving Doors

Circle arcs and rotations

PP, TN, Geo

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Link to the IET Faraday website

16

Speedometern Calibration

Percentage errors

PP, TN, Sp

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Link to the IET Faraday website

17

Water Wheel Construction

Trigonometrical analysis

PP, TN

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Link to the IET Faraday website

18

Repeated Graphical Patterns

Graph attributes and sequences

PP, TN, SS

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Link to the IET Faraday website

19

Well Placement Between Villages

Geometric constructions

PP, TN, Geo

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Link to the IET Faraday website

20

Wind Turbine Revolutions

Ratios and permutations

PP,TN

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Resources Key: PP-Problem PowerPoint, TN-Teacher Notes, SS-Student Sheet, Sp-Spreadsheet, Geo-GeoGebra resource


'A Bundle of Graphs'

A Bundle of Graphs is an app for mobile devices and tablets, designed for teaching and learning both in and out of the classroom. Its 6 mini-games each focus on one of the following types of graph:

  • straight line graphs
  • quadratic graphs
  • position-time graphs
  • velocity-time graphs
  • mean from a bar graph
  • mean and median from a bar graph

A web-based version of the app is also available.

Applications and contexts for the graphs are linked to
from within the app, and held on a webpage that will continue to be updated.

Guidance on how to play and learn is built into the app, as is a 'learn mode' option; this allows the user to play 19 examples in each mini-game and to study the correct answer if they get one incorrect. The ‘gameplay’ scenario is more competitive, challenging the user to get as many correct answers in a 60 second period as possible.

The app can support teaching in a number of ways, such as to recap a topic in an engaging way or to form the main body of a lesson. Having both an app and an web-based version allows the resource to be used flexibly, for example:

  • at the front of class; for example, on interactive white-board, engaging students in answering the questions
  • as an in-class activity; with students using school tablets, computers or their own devices to play the app themselves
  • outside the classroom; by encouraging students to download and use the app
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AS and A level mechanics practical videos

A set of 5 videos demonstrating relevant, practical activities that a teacher could use with students in maths AS and A level classes has been created. The videos, links to view them on the IET website, and the associated teacher resources can be seen below:

Beam and Mass
download Download teacher notes View on IET website View video on IET Faraday website


Inclined Planes
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Projectiles
download Download teacher notes View on IET website View video on IET Faraday website


Pulleys - Connected particles in motion
download Download teacher notes View on IET website View video on IET Faraday website


Pulleys - Forces in equilibrium
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Classroom poster

A Maths Equations poster, highlighting various maths equations and formulae. The poster is available in a digital format for download. Alternatively, visit the IET Faraday suite of teaching and learning resources website to order an A2 hard-copy to be delivered to you, as one of a range of posters.