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Mean values

This resource is part of a collection of Nuffield Maths resources exploring Calculus. The demand is roughly equivalent to that in GCE A level.

In this resource students learn how to find the mean values of quantities varying with time. This involves finding the area under graphs, initially by using...

Maximising and minimising

This resource is part of a collection of Nuffield Maths resources exploring Calculus. The demand is roughly equivalent to that in GCE A level.

Here, students are asked to use differentiation to find maximum and minimum points in polynomial functions in order to solve a variety of real-life problems.

Maxima and Minima

This resource is part of a collection of Nuffield Maths resources exploring Calculus. The demand is roughly equivalent to that in GCE A level.

Here, students are asked to use differentiation to find maximum and minimum points in polynomial functions in order to solve a variety of real-life problems.

Gradients

This resource is part of a collection of Nuffield Maths resources exploring Calculus. The demand is roughly equivalent to that in GCE A level.

This resources is an introduction to differentiation. Students are shown how to use a spreadsheet to find the gradients of functions of the form xn. This...

Exponential rates of change

This resource is part of a collection of Nuffield Maths resources exploring Calculus. The demand is roughly equivalent to that in GCE A level.

This ‘exponential rates of change’ activity introduces the differentiation of exponential functions. Students find gradients by drawing tangents and by using small...

Drug Clearance

This resource is part of a collection of Nuffield Maths resources exploring Calculus. The demand is roughly equivalent to that in GCE A level.

This activity explores the rate of drug clearance from the body, both for common analgesic compounds and for caffeine.

Water flow

This resource is part of a collection of Nuffield Maths resources exploring Algebra. The demand is roughly equivalent to that in GCE A level.

Here, students use linear and quadratic functions to model water flow data and calculate percentage errors.

Test run

This resource is part of a collection of Nuffield Maths resources exploring Algebra. The demand is roughly equivalent to that in GCE A level.

In this resource, students interpret a speed–time graph for a car during a test run and fit linear and quadratic models to the graph. 

Smoke strata

This resource is part of a collection of Nuffield Maths resources exploring Algebra. The demand is roughly equivalent to that in GCE A level.

This resource gives students the opportunity to practice in using logarithmic graphs to check that a power law is a good model for data and find the associated...

Minimum and maximum problems

This resource is part of a collection of Nuffield Maths resources exploring Algebra. The demand is roughly equivalent to that in GCE A level.

This resource asks students to use graphical methods to solve maximum and minimum problems in industry and in working life, using a spreadsheet or graphic calculator...

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