# 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

### The Princess's Problem

In this resource students deal with an optimisation problem involving perimeter and area based on a Greek mythological story about a princess. She wants to maximise the area contained in a given perimeter and decides on a circle. The concept of the Isoperimetric Quotient Number, IQN, is introduced as a way of...

### Which plant should we close?

This open ended Core Maths task, suitable for group work, provides opportunities for work with number, statistics, graphs and spreadsheets.

Students are given a data sheet about plastic bottle production at three factory sites. The data includes cost of heating, lighting and wages and the average daily...

### Wind Chill

In this activity students explore the problem of analysing the effect of wind speed when temperatures are low requiring students to be able to substitute values into a formula. The formula for wind chill used in this resource depends upon the air temperature and the speed of the wind.