Research-based guidance and classroom activities for teachers of mathematics

Stretchiness

This cre8ate maths activity is available on the National STEM Centre eLibrary.

Investigating the properties of materials, in this case the varying amounts of stretchiness, provides another vehicle for learning about measurement scales in general, and compound measures in particular.

The set of tasks involves pupils using various measurement scales and forms of measure, including compound measures, in a way that models how engineers might use their knowledge of mathematics to investigate the properties of materials.

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