Body mass index (BMI)

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

An introductory worksheet gives the height and mass of four people so that their BMI can be calculated and appropriate advice given. A further worksheet and excel file shows mass and height of a sample of 16 people both before and after a healthy living programme suitable for BMI calculations.

The resources includes teacher guidance and provides suggestions for extension activities such as statistical analysis of the two sets of BMIs covering topics such as stem and leaf diagrams and standard deviation.

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