Advanced Mathematical Team Races
17 ready-to-use photocopiable activities to use with students over 16 years. A team race is a classic idea - your team wins by answering all the questions correctly in the fastest time! Students enjoy the activity immensely and the quality of learning and discussion taking place is very high.
This second book in the series contains activities based on Advanced Level core mathematics content. It can be incredibly difficult to find interesting resources as alternatives to a textbook, yet the author has found that post-16 students enjoy these activities just as much as younger ones and they are just as effective in developing their learning. They still enjoy the competitive nature of the activities and they promote rich discussions in overcoming misconceptions when tackling the problems in small groups.Contents:
Race 1 Midpoints, Gradients and Distances
Race 2 Factorising and Solving Cubic Equations
Race 3 The Binomial Expansion
Race 4 Arithmetic Sequences and Series
Race 5 Geometric Sequences and Series
Race 6 Differentiating Using Standard Results
Race 7 Straight Lines, Tangents and Normals
Race 8 Integrating Using Standard Results
Race 9 Simplifying Logarithmic Expressions
Race 10 Partial Fractions
Race 11 The Chain Rule
Race 12 The Product and Quotient Rules
Race 13 Differentiating Exponential and Natural Logarithm Functions
Race 14 Differentiating Trigonometric Functions
Race 15 Integration by Substitution
Race 16 Integration by Parts
Race 17 Linear Combinations of sin(x) and cos(x)
Active learning strategies are becoming ever more popular in schools wishing to give students not only a more enjoyable experience but also a deeper understanding of mathematics through collaborative learning and more independent learning, and this type of activity can encourage this. They can be easily differentiated.
Ideal for use in revision or other consolidation exercises.
ISBN 978 1 90755 022 5