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.


One million miles

This Core Maths task provides an opportunity for students to create questions based on the idea of someone being awarded a certificate for traveling one million miles with an airline. Students are to decide what information they need to help them answer their questions and then to work out the answers. . 


Oxford air temperature

This resource allows students to use a spreadsheet to explore the mean annual temperature of Oxford since 1815. 

Investigating a large data set instructs students to find data from a given website and then use moving averages to investigate possible trends. 

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Paper planes

This group task asks students to design, build, evaluate and test paper planes.

The presentation outlines the expected outcomes and also contains teacher notes. It includes a link to a six minute BBC video about the design features involved when making paper planes.

The activity is open-ended. ...

Percentage calculations

This Core Maths activity explores a range of percentage calculations and the interpretation of the results. The calculations involve finding percentages of amounts, percentage change and reverse percentage problems.

A set of answers to the questions is provided.

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