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.
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