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Worthwhile tasks: Exploring measurement and using statistics in a practical context – Blake Watkins

Blake Watkins shares a set of tasks designed for Massey High School’s Year 9 measurement topic. Students estimate, measure and build a pendulum to keep time. Which group will build the most accurate timepiece?

Teachers have successfully used these tasks as a part of our “Discovering Mathematics” topic designed to promote engagement and interest in mathematics over the first weeks of our year 9 programme.

Link to resources: Lesson Plan, Spreadsheet, Slides


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