# Numbers and Measures

This collection of resources is produced by the Core Maths Support Programme to support the implementation of Core Maths. The collection contains a range of activities all designed to enable students to use and apply mathematics in unfamiliar contexts.

## Resources

### Bar Codes

This resource is based on two aspects of the design of bar codes used for products on sale in shops. The first aspect is that of a check digit and how it works; the second aspect is that of the actual design for the strips of numbers that make up bar codes. This...

### Body mass index (BMI)

This Core Maths task involves substituting values into the BMI formula in order to make health decisions.

An introductory ...

### Body surface area

This resource introduces the formulae for the surface areas of cylinders, cones and spheres. Students are asked to use these to...

### Box problem

In this Core Maths task students investigate how to make a box of maximum volume from a given square of card. The ultimate objective is to model a method to work out a box of maximum volume for any size of rectangle.

The activity sheet outlines the task for students.

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