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.


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 graphs

This Core Maths card-sorting activity explores exponential graphs.

Exponential graphs: Teacher guidance
This teacher guidance gives an overview of the task including prior student knowledge, suggested approaches and possible extensions.

Exponential graphs: Activity...

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...

Max cylinder

This Core Maths task is suitable for small group work and provides a good opportunity to demonstrate and encourage mathematical modelling.  Students investigate the minimum amount of metal needed to contain a given amount of drink in a can. They are encouraged to explore numeric, graphical and algebraic...


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