# Screen Test :: The New Pound Coin

## Memorise the mathematical facts in the video then answer the ten quiz questions to earn a trophy.

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Watch the video, memorise the facts, then try to answer the quiz questions below.

 How many sides does the pound coin have? What would five pound coins be worth in pence? p What is the weight of the pound coin in grams? grams What is the thickness of the pound coin in milimetres? mm What is the maximum diameter of the pound coin in milimetres? mm What is the maximum radius of the pound coin in milimetres? mm What is the maximum diameter of the pound coin in centimetres? cm What is the weight of a £1000 worth of pound coins in kilograms? kg If £553 worth of coins were laid out flat in a line with each coin touching the next. What is the maximum length of that line in metres? Give your answer to the nearest metre. m What is the name of a 12-sided polygon? Check

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## Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file.

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## Go Maths

Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths page is an alphabetical list of free activities designed for students in Secondary/High school.

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## Teachers

If you found this activity useful don't forget to record it in your scheme of work or learning management system. The short URL, ready to be copied and pasted, is as follows:

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## Description of Levels

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Video 1 - New Pound Coin

Video 2 - Human Heart

Video 3 - Long Way Down

More videos will be added here at some time.

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## Notes

There are a number of different ways of doing this activity

• Watching the video and typing in answers at the same time. The pause button can be used.
• Watching the video and typing in answers at the same time. The pause button must not be used.
• Watching the video but not typing in answers until it has finished. Written notes may be taken.
• Watching the video but not typing in answers until it has finished. Written notes may not be taken.
• See the questions before watching the video so that you know what to look out for.
• A collaborative activity with a whole class working together.
• Two or more teams working against each other.

Using whichever method you have chosen above don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly.

Answers to this exercise are available lower down this page when you are logged in to your Transum account. If you don’t yet have a Transum subscription one can be very quickly set up if you are a teacher, tutor or parent.

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