# Teacher Resources

#### Paper Clip World Record

Use Maths skills to get into the Guinness Book of Records

Topics

Rates of Change, Slope, Functions and Graphs, Statistics

Level

JCOL, JCHL

Time

40mins +

#### American Idol

Whatever happened to American Idol? Here we use Statistics to find out.

Topics

Probability, Statistics

Level

JCOL, JCHL, LCOL

Time

30-40mins

#### Balancing Scales, Solving Equations

Using the principles of weighing scales to solve Linear Equations.

Topics

Algebra, Solving Equations, Linear Equations

Level

JCOL, JCHL

Time

30mins

#### 3 Shots

A dramatic Basketball match. Use probability to predict will the team win.

Topics

Probability, Experimental Probability, Tree Diagrams

Level

JCOL, JCHL, LCOL, LCHL

Time

30-40mins

#### Dueling Discounts

Two coupons. €20 and 20%. Which is more effective?

Topics

Percentages

Level

JCOL, JCHL

Time

15mins

#### Drill Bit Fractions

Using knowledge of fractions to compare different drill bits.

Topics

Fractions

Level

JCOL, JCHL, LCOL

Time

15mins

#### Slope of Hills

Using slope to calculate the gradient of some well known hills.

Topics

Slope, Percentages, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry

Level

JCOL, JCHL, LCOL

Time

30-40mins

#### Meatballs

Using volume to solve a food related problem.

Topics

Area, Perimeter and Vol, Volume, Geometry

Level

JCOL, JCHL, LCOL

Time

20-30mins

#### Joulies

Investigating how different Rates of Change are plotted on a graph.

Topics

Functions and Graphs, Coordinate Geometry, Slope, Rates of Change

Level

LCOL, JCHL, JCOL

Time

20-30mins

#### Rolling Sellotape

Investigating the connection between a rotating disc, and its circumference.

Topics

Geometry, Area, Perimeter and Vol

Level

LCOL, JCHL, JCOL

Time

30-40mins

#### Toothpicks Problem

An introduction exercise to Patterns and Sequences for JC AND LC.

Topics

Patterns and Sequences, Sequences and Series

Level

LCHL, LCOL, JCHL, JCOL

Time

15-20mins

#### Rock Paper Scissors

An interesting approach to Experimental Probability and Relative Frequency

Topics

Probability, Statistics, Relative Frequency, Experimental Probability

Level

LCHL, LCOL, JCHL, JCOL

Time

30-40mins