Resource 2: Two ways to check
Background information / subject knowledge for teacher
- One way of checking that the statement is true is to make a table with two columns, one for the heights of the pupils going in order from the tallest down and the other for the lengths of the corresponding jumps. Only if the order is the same is the statement true.
- Another way is to make a mark with a cross on a grid using square paper with the pupil’s height on the horizontal axis and the length of jump on the vertical axis. Only if the result of the crosses is a straight line is the statement true.
- Is the statement true most of the time but not always? What would explain this?