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# Multicultural Maths Activities

Price: £35.00
Age Range: KS3 - KS4 11-16

Do you spend hours planning how to incorporate ever-increasing cross-curricular teaching requirements into your already packed lesson plans? These cleverly designed resources integrate Citizenship and PSHE issues with the history and practical application of Mathematics. Enhance KS3 and KS4 students' feeling of self-worth and appreciation of cultural diversity while maintaining a mathematical emphasis.

In three sections:

1. multicultural maths activities (18 worksheets)
2. encouraging analytical skills (10 worksheets)
3. extensive appendices

The resources can be adapted for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students of a range of abilities.

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Size: 57 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 512 0
Author(s): Simon Crivich
Code: MUMA
Popularity rank: 153
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# Contents List

#### LESSON PLANS

• 7 GENERAL GUIDELINES

#### SECTION 1 - ACTIVITIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Multicultural maths from the past

• 12 WHERE DOES MATHS COME FROM? A look at famous mathematicians and important dates in mathematics history.
• 14 THE AFRICAN CHALLENGE A Nigerian board game of strategy called Dara.
• 16 THE BRITISH CHALLENGE Decoding messages with Alan Turing.
• 18 THE CHINESE CHALLENGE 1 Learn to count in Chinese and solve an ancient magic square mystery.
• 20 THE CHINESE CHALLENGE 2 Bigger Chinese numbers and a special 4 x 4 magic square.
• 22 THE CHINESE CHALLENGE 3 How to construct ever-larger magic squares.
• 24 THE EGYPTIAN CHALLENGE 1 Draw a parabola by folding paper.
• 26 THE EGYPTIAN CHALLENGE 2 Hypatia and the construction of an ellipse.
• 28 THE FRENCH CHALLENGE The construction of Monsieur Pascal's Triangle.
• 30 THE GREEK CHALLENGE 1 Number patterns - the triangle number sequence.
• 32 THE GREEK CHALLENGE 2 The history of pi (!) and how to calculate it.
• 34 THE INDIAN CHALLENGE 1 What do numbers look like on a Vedic square?
• 36 THE INDIAN CHALLENGE 2 Alternative multiplication methods - Vedic, Hindu, Russian.
• 38 THE ISLAMIC CHALLENGE 1 Rangoli tessellations using reflection, rotation and translation.
• 40 THE ISLAMIC CHALLENGE 2 Tessellations using the angle properties of regular polygons.
• 42 THE ITALIAN CHALLENGE Number patterns - The Fibonacci number sequence and spiral.
• 44 THE MAYAN CHALLENGE Number systems from around the world.
• 46 THE SWISS CHALLENGE Networks - can you get from A to B?

#### SECTION 2 - DATA HANDLING FROM AROUND THE WORLD: How statistics help us understand the present

• 52 THE CAPITAL WEALTH CHALLENGE A cross-section of countries and how they compare.
• 54 THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH CHALLENGE A focus on the USA, the UK and Australia.
• 56 THE EARTH'S AREA CHALLENGE A global view of land, desert and water.
• 58 THE INFANT MORTALITY CHALLENGE Bar charts to show data from Africa, Asia and South America.
• 60 THE LABOUR FORCE CHALLENGE Argentinian statistics in the spotlight.
• 62 THE POPULATION DENSITY CHALLENGE Statistics on population density from eastern Europe.
• 64 THE POPULATION INCREASE CHALLENGE Census information and the development of Canada.
• 66 THE RELIGION AND WORKFORCE CHALLENGE A look at the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.
• 68 THE TROPICAL RAINFOREST CHALLENGE How much forest is left and for how long?
• 70 THE URBAN POPULATION CHALLENGE A look at the percentage change in urban population in Scandanavia.

#### SECTION 3 - APPENDICES AND ANSWERS

• 77 APPENDIX 1 For use with WHERE DOES MATHS COME FROM? page 10.
• 78 APPENDIX 2 For use with WHERE DOES MATHS COME FROM? page 10.
• 79 APPENDIX 3 For use with THE AFRICAN CHALLENGE, page 12.
• 80 APPENDIX 4 For use with THE EGYPTIAN CHALLENGE 2, page 24.
• 81 APPENDIX 5 For use with THE GREEK CHALLENGE 1, page 26.
• 82 APPENDIX 6 For use with THE FRENCH CHALLENGE, page 28.
• 83 APPENDIX 7 For use with THE GREEK CHALLENGE 2, page 30.
• 84 APPENDIX 8 For use with THE MAYAN CHALLENGE, page 42.
• 85 APPENDIX 9 For use with THE SWISS CHALLENGE, page 44.
• 86 APPENDIX 10 For use with THE EARTH'S AREA CHALLENGE, page 54.