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.

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Braille

This activity covers the compact method of coding used by Braille. It explores calculating the number of different patterns that exist using a 3 x 2 design.

Braille design: Overview outlines the content of the resource and suggests possible approaches and...

Budgeting and foreign exchange

This Core Maths resource contains teachers' notes, lesson plan and student handouts that explore budgeting and foreign exchange. The two topics can be combined into one large project or taught as two discrete tasks. 

There is a Powerpoint presentation of the tasks for classroom use, including possible...

Business assessments

This resource contains two Core Maths assessments appropriate for students of business. The assessments, that cover number, finance and graph topics, are:

  • Problem solving
  • Break even analysis
  • Percentages
  • Simple and compound interest
  • AER and APR
  • Linear...

Car park

In this Core Maths resource students are asked to apply their knowledge of upper and lower bounds when designing a car park for a department store. 

The teacher's notes suggest possible extensions, such as comparing with a real car park or finding possible profit if their design was used as a pay and display...

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