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.


Fermi Estimates

This resource provides examples of solving problems using Fermi Estimates. These examples are similar to the ones covered in the resource "Estimates From Limited Data". The tasks may be suitable for group and internet access may be beneficial.

Fermi estimation...

Fermi estimation: tea in China

This resource contains a short presentation which introduces three problems where approximate solutions can be calculated.

The first activity asks students to use Fermi estimation to calculate the quantity of tea used in China in a three month period. Students are also invited to calculate an estimate of the...

Fitting numbers

In this Core Maths activity students are asked to play a ‘ladder game’ in order to improve decision making and explore probability theory.

Fitting Numbers: Overview
This teacher guidance contains a range of information including prior student knowledge, suggested approaches and possible...

Healthy eating design

These problem solving Core Maths resources are suitable for small group work and discussion. The resource contains two modeling tasks which require the use of a spreadsheet.  The tasks are:

  • Design a muesli and compare the costs with bought muesli.
  • Design a banana and milk diet....


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