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Optional resources - Week 2

This week we’ve picked out some resources that can be found on the National STEM Learning Centre website. Sometimes registration is required to access specific files - this is quick and easy.

Bowland Maths Case Studies

Interesting and exciting mathematics-based problems at secondary level. Many are ‘open’ questions that can be tackled on different levels. Detailed teacher notes and examples of students’ work included.

Putting differentiation into practice in secondary science lessons

This article, by Andy Piggott, looks at various approaches to differentiation and how they can be put into practice.

The Use of Velcro in Special Needs Science Lessons

Students with moderate or severe learning difficulties can find it difficult to take in information from a static display, and so teachers at Forest School use Velcro to make versatile displays. Other ideas described include using pictures to help sequence lessons and the use of large number lines to help students analyse data.

Mathematical challenges for able pupils in key stage one and two

This book of challenges from the National Numeracy Strategy contains puzzles and problems. The problems are intended to challenge students and extend their thinking.

Working Scientifically in the Primary Classroom

This booklet has been produced to help teachers understand how to ‘work scientifically’ within the primary science curriculum for England. It includes progression of enquiry skills grids from Early Years Foundation Stage through to Key Stage Three and child friendly self and peer assessment posters to support all aspects of science enquiry.

Catering for Dyslexia - how others benefit

Dyslexia affects a significant proportion of the UK population and can be a barrier to learning. There are a number of techniques teachers can employ to alleviate the problems dyslexic students face with both practical and written work. The strategies can be employed across a range of subjects and ages.

Equipment Flashcards

These flashcards can be used in a variety of ways to help students familiarise themselves with the names of scientific equipment. The flashcards show the name, a coloured photograph and a line diagram for the main scientific equipment that you will find in a science laboratory

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Differentiating for Learning in STEM Teaching

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