# Algebra and Graphs

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 algebra and graphs in unfamiliar contexts.

## Resources

### Annual percentage rate (APR)

In this Core Maths activity students explore APR, the interest charged when we borrow money, and how to calculate it for both a whole number and a fractional number of years. The resource also explores reasons why people want to borrow money.

A link is included to the Nuffield Foundation personal finance...

### Body mass index (BMI)

This Core Maths task involves substituting values into the BMI formula in order to make health decisions.

An introductory ...

### Body surface area

This resource introduces the formulae for the surface areas of cylinders, cones and spheres. Students are asked to use these to...

### Box problem

In this Core Maths task students investigate how to make a box of maximum volume from a given square of card. The ultimate objective is to model a method to work out a box of maximum volume for any size of rectangle.

The activity sheet outlines the task for students.

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