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Maths for Design & Technology

Practical application of core GCSE and A Level Maths content

 
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Inside the Unit...

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Areas Covered

  • Topic 1 Decimal places and significant figures
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  • Topic 2 Ratios and fractions
  • Topic 3 Percentages and standard form 
  • Topic 4 2D and 3D shapes - area and volume 
  • Topic 5 Working with data
  • Topic 6 Solving D&T problems
  • Topic 7 Maths for A level
  • Assessment

There are 7 worksheets, 7 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

This theoretical teaching unit covers the new core mathematics requirements for all GCSE examination boards, and the A Level. It is divided into seven topics plus an end-of-unit assessment.

Included within the lessons are other skill areas felt to be important by design technology teachers, for example:

  • the ability to make estimations
  • units in length and weight, and related calculations
  • an emphasis on laying out of calculations, particularly clear working within the context of composite area and volume calculations.

What's included?

This unit has been written to satisfy the core mathematics requirements for all GCSE and A Level examination boards for Design and Technology. The unit contains:

  • PowerPoint slides for each topic
  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Worksheets and homework activities with answers
  • End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
  • Other material and links to online resources

What people say...

The judges were very impressed with the high quality of these learning resources from PG Online.

Each unit is carefully prepared and beautifully illustrated. The content is directly related to the curriculum and is in an easy to access format for all learners.

Judges. Education Resource Awards

PG Online’s AQA Design and Technology resources have been so helpful in delivering the new GCSE course. Students respond positively to the helpful PowerPoints, clear homework sheets and assessments that are a true reflection of the new content. Thank you so much for making something that seemed daunting, so manageable and teachable. 

Miss Catriona O’Connor. Design and Technology Teacher, Redruth School

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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 6.7mb

    Areas Covered

    • Topic 1 Decimal places and significant figures
      Download sample lesson above
    • Topic 2 Ratios and fractions
    • Topic 3 Percentages and standard form 
    • Topic 4 2D and 3D shapes - area and volume 
    • Topic 5 Working with data
    • Topic 6 Solving D&T problems
    • Topic 7 Maths for A level
    • Assessment

    There are 7 worksheets, 7 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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