M4Magazine Resources Curriculum Mapping


GCSE: Number

Magazine

Topic

Notes

Resource

File type

Oct 2012

Barcodes and ISBN numbers: which are better at detecting errors?

Problem-solving, strategy, number

Class presentation

PP

Dec 2012

What have the Mayans done for us?

Number bases, number systems, calendars

Class presentation

PP

Mar 2013

Rising costs

Ratios and percentages, plotting graphs and predicting values, real life contexts, reasoning with data, problem solving

Class presentation

PP

Rising Prices

2010 resource at end of magazine; could be updated to present year

Worksheet

PDF

Growing Money

To accompany Rising Prices question sheet at end of magazine

Worksheet

EXC

Jun 202013

A Day or Not a Day: Slides 1-16
(view as slideshow)

Converting measures, time, problem solving

Class presentation

PP

Jul 2013

Maths Quiz 2013

Maths quiz from MEI conference 2013; includes solutions

Class presentation

PP

Maths Quiz 2013 question 9

Alternative 'visual' version of question 9

Worksheet

EXC

Sep 2013

Tangrams and Tessellations as Starting Points

Reasoning, shapes, area, perimeter, fractions, transformations, surds

Class presentation

PP

7 piece tangram

Shapes, transformations, perimeter, fractions

Worksheet

WO

7 piece tangram with grid

Worksheet

WO

Oct 2013

Inequality

Data to introduce topic of 'Inequality'

Class presentation

PP

How do we decide?

Advantages and disadvantages of different voting systems: elections, Eurovision song contest, reality TV programmes

Class presentation

PP

Dec 2013

Twelve Days of Christmas

Short starter activities and puzzles

Class presentation

PP

Jan 2014

A Sense of Scale

Size, speed, distance, scale, ratio, problem solving, accessing and recording data

Class presentation

PP

A Sense of Scale: Our Solar System

Planet information: distances from the sun

Worksheet

PDF

A Sense of Scale: Our Solar System data sheet

Planet information

Worksheet

PDF

Nov 2014

All About Surds

Surds, Pythagoras' Theorem, areas of squares, side lengths of squares, 'Angry Surds' online game

Class presentation

PP

Dec 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas

Short starter activities and puzzles on a Christmas theme

Class presentation

PP

June 2015

Plotting data

Visual representations of data, making sense of graphs, ternary plots, large data, standard form.

Class presentation

PP

Blank Ternary Plot

To accompany The MMS Scale activity

Worksheet

PDF

July 2015

Summer Challenge 2015

15 challenges presented in approximate order of difficulty

Class presentation

PP

Mar/Apr 2016

Modelling in Mathematics

Variety of challenges, modelling, real contexts, processes, reasoning, justification

Class presentation

PP

May/Jun 2016

Forces

Forces, gravity, Newton’s laws, equations of constant acceleration, working with numbers in standard form

Class presentation

PP

Jul/Aug 2016

Summer Challenge 2016

15 challenges presented in approximate order of difficulty

Class presentation

PP

Sep/Oct 2016

Simple Starting Points

Various short activities, simple starting points from which maths can develop, using basic (or no) resources

Class presentation

PP

Jan/Feb 2017

Number Systems and Puzzles

Number systems, decimal, binary, tricks to help multiply numbers, 'Indian' two digit multiplication, reasoning and proof

Class presentation

PP

May/Jun 2017

Your starter for 10

Various short activities that would work as starter activities to encourage discussion and thinking

Class presentation

PP

Jul/Aug 2017

Summer Challenge 2017

12 challenges presented in approximate order of difficulty

Class presentation

PP

Nov/Dec 2017

Festive Challenge

10 puzzles and challenges with a range of difficulty

Class presentation

PP

 

Resource file type key:

PP

PowerPoint Presentation

PDF

PDF Student Sheet

WO

Word Student Sheet

EXC

Excel Resource

GEO

GeoGebra resource