Jim Flood,

This resource involves making some very simple (but effective) working paper models that provide opportunities for exploring proportion and scale. Children will need to make changes to their models, guess what effect these changes will have.

This provides experience of observation, measurement, recording and analysis of results. It also provides a basis for understanding how mathematical models can be derived from practical work, and then used for predicting results. It should also be fun!

This material was originally used in videoconferences in the spring term of 2002. Any student or teacher is now welcome to use it.  

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