# Nuffield AMP Practical Explorations

Nuffield Applying Mathematical Processes (AMP) activities are accessible to all secondary pupils. There are 20 activities, split into abstract investigations (below) and abstract [2] investigations [2].

Teacher notes for each activity include annotated examples of pupils' work, equipment required, key mathematical features, suitability for group work, and extension opportunities.

Simulation of a booking system for a small guesthouse. Pupils have to manage the bookings and, as far as possible, arrange to give people the accommodation they request. |
[4] |

Pupils experience collecting primary data from a local graveyard or cemetery and then set and test their own hypotheses. |
[6] |

Pupils design a table for a group of 5 people for daily use. The table must be extendable to accommodate 8 to 10 people for some occasions. |
[8] |

The task is to design an emergency shelter, using a 4m x 3m rectangular piece of tent material, to protect three people from wind and rain. |
[10] |

Pupils explore how far away they could travel in one hour. |
[12] |

Pupils schedule jobs in a clothing workshop. There are six people in the workshop and a series of jobs to be completed in one day. |
[14] |

Pupils design a wallet or purse, and explaining the rationale underlying their design. |
[16] |

Pupils have to develop and conduct an experiment to measure reaction times. They consider the reliability of their experiment and how any data collected will be analysed and presented. |
[18] |

Pupils consider what factors might affect the choice of dates for school holidays and use these to determine the holiday dates for an alternative school year. |
[20] |

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