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Use the the buttons below to move the token through the maze to the red square marked F(inish).

To get past a question mark you will need to answer a multiple choice question abour bearings. If you get the question wrong you will be sent back to the start.

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This web site contains over a thousand free mathematical activities for teachers and pupils. Click here to go to the main page which links to all of the resources available.

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Comment recorded on the 19 October 'Starter of the Day' page by E Pollard, Huddersfield:

"I used this with my bottom set in year 9. To engage them I used their name and favorite football team (or pop group) instead of the school name. For homework, I asked each student to find a definition for the key words they had been given (once they had fun trying to guess the answer) and they presented their findings to the rest of the class the following day. They felt really special because the key words came from their own personal information."

Comment recorded on the 1 February 'Starter of the Day' page by M Chant, Chase Lane School Harwich:

"My year five children look forward to their daily challenge and enjoy the problems as much as I do. A great resource - thanks a million."

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Numeracy

"Numeracy is a proficiency which is developed mainly in Mathematics but also in other subjects. It is more than an ability to do basic arithmetic. It involves developing confidence and competence with numbers and measures. It requires understanding of the number system, a repertoire of mathematical techniques, and an inclination and ability to solve quantitative or spatial problems in a range of contexts. Numeracy also demands understanding of the ways in which data are gathered by counting and measuring, and presented in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables."

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Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths main page links to more activities designed for students in upper Secondary/High school.

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Mark, Warden Park Secondary Academy

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

"Wonderful resource, thank you, one of the questions is 'what is the bearing of east?' and the 'correct' answer was 90. Can you change it so that 090 is the correct option, and maybe leave 90 as an incorrect option?
Mark.

[Transum: Hello Mark. While I’m always happy to make changes when teachers suggest them I don’t think 90° is incorrect. If the question had asked for a three-figure bearing then 090° would certainly have been the correct answer and 90° would have been wrong.

I’ve just had a check online and indeed there are a number of correct ways to express compass bearings. Another notation is to write them in the form N 6º E, meaning the bearing that makes an angle of 6º with North towards East.

So in the context of the multiple choice question you saw; out of the available options, 90° is the only answer that could be correct.

I hope you agree] "

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