Tagged: using and applying

Rotational symmetry- synchronised swimming

Further to our post “Symmetry the fun way: B-boy dancing“, Mr Williams suggested a great idea of using synchronised swimming as inspiration for a lesson about rotational symmetry. Here is the Japanese Team in full flow at the Sydney Olympics: There is an excellent routine at about 2 mins into the video which has some fantastic rotational symmetry in it....

Making 100

Pupils write out the digits 1 to 10 like this: 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 The aim is to create an expression that equals 100 by putting as many + – X and / signs between the digits as they like. You might like to demo...

Height vs arm length- are they related?

Here’s a great little investigation into whether a person’s height and arm length are related. The pupils get a copy of this worksheet and have to use a metre stick to measure the height and arm length of ten of their class colleagues to the nearest cm. After recording their results in a table they draw a scatter graph and...