Discrete Mathematics

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 discrete mathematics in unfamiliar contexts.

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A doll's house

This Core Maths activity explores how the production of a doll's house can be organised by using a Gantt chart. The objective of the activity is for students to produce a Gantt chart for a project of their own choice. No specific prior knowledge of Gantt charts is needed, the task mainly...

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Bin packing

This package of Core Maths resources explore how to solve bin packing problems using the first fit decreasing algorithm.

Bin Packing: Teacher guide
The teacher guide presentation contains an introduction to the topic through the plumber’s dilemma before working through the best possible...

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2010 to date

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Build or buy?

This series of Core Maths activities involves mortgage finance, interest rates, income tax, national insurance, scheduling, Gantt diagrams and estimation. The tasks can form a large project or be used as stand-alone lessons.

Build or Buy: Teacher Guidance
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2010 to date

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Garden design

This package of Core Maths resources ask students to produce a quote for a building a garden following a simple plan. Students are asked to use volume and area calculations, unit conversions and create precedence table and activity network.

Garden design: Overview
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