# 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
 # Resource Name Maths topic Files included Download 1 Water Aqueduct Shaping Cross-sectional area PP, TN, Sp, Geo 2 Coding a Construction Constructing and bisecting an angle PP, TN, SS 3 Fuel Efficiency - Converting to LPG Calculation and formulae PP, TN, Sp 4 Counting Stars Using Estimation Mean average and rounding accuracy PP, TN, SS, Sp 5 Data logging - difference calculations Patterns and sequences PP, TN, Sp 6 Power Station Event Analysis Frequency trees PP, TN, SS, Sp 7 Fault Detectors Using Circles Circle area and accuracy PP, TN, Geo 8 Sorting Process with Flow Charts (Shapes) Properties of triangles and quadrilaterals PP, TN, SS 9 Projecting Torch Light Distances and areas PP, TN, Geo 10 Logo programming - creating algorithms Patterns, angles and commands PP, TN 11 Model Boat - Analysis of Motion Pythagoras, vectors and graph plots PP, TN, Geo 12 Analysing Motor Race Performance Interpreting graphs PP, TN 13 Areas of Overlapping Parts Sequences and algebraic reasoning PP,TN, Geo 14 Queuing systems Statistical analysis and interpretation PP, TN, Sp 15 Flow Rates through Revolving Doors Circle arcs and rotations PP, TN, Geo 16 Speedometern Calibration Percentage errors PP, TN, Sp 17 Water Wheel Construction Trigonometrical analysis PP, TN 18 Repeated Graphical Patterns Graph attributes and sequences PP, TN, SS 19 Well Placement Between Villages Geometric constructions PP, TN, Geo 20 Wind Turbine Revolutions Ratios and permutations PP,TN

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

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

## 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: