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.


Easter date algorithm

This activity is based on determining the date of Easter Sunday using an algorithm known as "Ten Divisions to Easter". The activity can be extended by asking questions about the long-term trends in the data. 

Teachers' notes give a suggested approach to the topic and provides ideas for...

Estimates from Limited Data

This activity can be used to provide a simple introduction to the technique of Fermi estimation. The three files contain an overview, teacher notes and a student handout.

Estimates from Limited Data - Overview provides a brief outline of the activity contained within the...

Estimation, Assumptions and Predictions

This resource begins with estimating by rounding to significant figures, then deals with estimations and predictions in real life scenarios. Fermi estimation is then introduced. The question ‘Is climate change happening?’ is also posed.

Estimation Assumptions Predictions: Teacher guidanc...

Exponential growth and decay

This package of Core Maths resources introduce students to exponential growth and decay by exploring exponential functions, compound interest for savings and depreciation of assets.

Exponential Growth and Decay: Teacher Guidance

This teacher guidance contains information including...


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