# All Maths skills articles – Page 2

• Feature

### How ice cream is made

2021-05-24T11:56:00Z

For a simple combination of milk, cream, sugar and flavourings, there is a lot of science involved in ice cream manufacture

• News

### What is difficult about concentration?

2021-05-13T09:01:00Z

Fresh insight offers tips for teaching the mathematics of moles, volume and molarity

• Feature

### Real-life contexts for thermodynamics

2021-05-10T07:18:00Z

Use this infographic with your 16–18 students and get them working with thermochemistry, intermolecular forces and free energy

• CPD

### Teaching acids and bases post-16

2021-04-21T10:15:00Z

Try these tips, ideas and activities to help you teach this topic

• Resource

### Colour by pH

2021-03-24T10:24:00Z

Introduce learners to the pH scale and the Universal Indicator chart by using these colour by number worksheets.

• Feature

### The science of melting chocolate

2021-03-01T13:07:00Z

Use this infographic with your 11–14 students to develop their knowledge of changes of state and their graphing skills

• Ideas

### Back to basics with spectrophotometry

2021-01-20T03:00:00Z

How to demonstrate the Beer–Lambert law using your smartphone as a light meter

• Resource

### Smartphone spectroscopy: Beer–Lambert law

Use your smartphone to measure changes in concentration across different concentrations of squash at home or in the classroom. Use your results to predict the concentration of an unknown dilution of squash.

• Resource

### Runaway reactions

2020-11-02T06:41:00Z

Ask your 16–18 students to take a closer look at ammonium nitrate and enthalpy

• Resource

### Reactions of alkanes and alcohols – organic chemistry worksheets | 14–16

A student worksheet for foundation and higher level. Assess learning with questions about the reactions of alkanes and alcohols.

• Resource

### Burning hydrocarbons – organic chemistry worksheets | 14–16

Student worksheets at foundation and higher level. Assess learning with questions exploring the topic of burning hydrocarbons.

• Q&A

### Classroom questions: fears, units and chat

2020-10-28T09:55:00Z

Experts answer questions about using units in calculations and encouraging classroom chats from trainee, newly qualified and early career teachers

• Resource

### Condensation polymerisation – organic chemistry worksheets | 14–16

Student worksheets at higher level. Apply knowledge in context and assess learning with questions exploring condensation polymerisation, including polyesters and the nylon rope trick experiment.

• Resource

### Natural polymers – organic chemistry worksheets | 14–16

Student worksheets at foundation and higher level. Apply knowledge in context and assess learning with questions exploring natural polymers, including starch and amino acids.

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### Carboxylic acids – organic chemistry worksheets | 14–16

Student worksheets at foundation and higher level. Apply knowledge in context and assess learning with questions exploring the topic of carboxylic acids, including flavourings for ice cream.

• Resource

### Addition polymerisation – organic chemistry worksheets | 14–16

Student worksheets at foundation and higher level. Apply knowledge in context and assess learning with questions exploring addition polymerisation, including the formation and properties of addition polymers and their use in sports clothing and equipment.

• Resource

### Alkenes – organic chemistry worksheets | 14–16

Student worksheets at foundation and higher level. Apply knowledge in context and assess learning with questions exploring alkenes, including the context of ripening fruit.

• Resource

### Alcohols – organic chemistry worksheets | 14–16

Student worksheets at foundation and higher level. Apply knowledge in context and assess learning with questions exploring alcohols, including burning alcohols in cooking and as fuels.

• Resource

### Hydrocarbons – organic chemistry worksheets | 14–16

Student worksheets at foundation and higher level. Apply knowledge in context and assess learning with questions exploring hydrocarbons, including structural formulae, writing word equations and balancing symbol equations.

• Resource

### Cracking hydrocarbons – organic chemistry worksheets | 14–16

Student worksheets at foundation and higher level. Apply knowledge in context and assess learning with questions that explore cracking hydrocarbons, including an experiment with liquid paraffin.