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.


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.

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