## UAS: Special Projects

The following is a list of some past special projects, which may be used for ideas.
• Introduction to codes (one-time pads and binary codes) for Y11 after-school maths club.
• Preparing Y7 students for a Pop Maths Quiz, and attempting to improve attendance at school maths club.
• Using Towers of Hanoi problem with Y8 students as a means of promoting understanding of formulae.
• Preparing and trialling a resource for the teaching of Moving Averages to Y10 students.
• Examining the effects of different revision techniques for algebra with top-set Y11 students.
• Introduction to codes (RSA cryptosystem and modular arithmetic) for Y11 students.
• Organizing a group of Y12 students to help prepare a group of Y7 students for an out-of-school Maths Quiz + organizing a university visit for the Y12 students.
• Preparing and trialling a resource for four problem-solving lessons for Y7 students.
• Starting and running an after-school maths club.
• Running revision classes for intermediate GCSE mathematics paper.
• Tutoring and able and ambitious student for intermediate GCSE mathematics.
• Organizing and running a trip to SoMaS, with sample lecture + computer lab class during Easter Vac.
• Creating and trialing a graphical resource for the teaching of simple geometric transformations.
• Designing, creating and trialing a work pack on matrices and simultaneous equations.
• Plan and deliver two lessons to lower-set Y8 designed to make statistics (NC topics) appear relevant and interesting.
• Plan and deliver a lesson on modular arithmetic and simple applications to codes (eg ISBN) to a top set Y10 class.
• (Special needs school) Organize a "life skills" trip to a local supermarket, and run a follow-up lesson in the form of a game based upon a supermarket shopping expedition.
• Deliver a complete module (angles and circle theorems) to a Y7 group.
• Prepare a Y10 top-set group for vectors and proportions in preparation for GSCEs taken a year early.
• An investigation of whether Financial Education should be included into the GCSE mathematics curriculum.
• Improving the algebraic skills of a Y7 bottom set.
• Organizing, preparing and entering a team for the Sheffield Maths Challenge Competition at SHU.
• Creating and trialing a Y10 resource for the teaching of frequency tables and histograms.
• Producing and trialling a resource for the introducing ideas of rotation and reflection for Y9.
• Maths beyond the curriculum: An introduction to graph theory.