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The secret of winning

In this Core Maths activity students are invited to explore a range of casino based games to understand the probability, and likelihood of winning, when gambling.

The secret of winning: Teacher Guide
This teacher guidance introduces the reasoning behind the task, features of the...

Wheels of fortune

This Core Maths activity includes four problems that remind students of familiar probability theory concepts, enable discussion and highlight possible misconceptions.

Wheels of fortune: Teacher Guide
This teacher guidance introduces the task, details the materials required and...

Maximising profit

This series of Core Maths resources explore using linear programming to maximise profit in a number of different situations.

Maximising Profit: Linear Programming Examples
This package contains three different examples for students to explore, rocking horse manufacture, minibus travel...

Networks

This series of Core Maths presentations explore various network problems in a variety of contexts.

Networks: Teacher Guide
The teacher guide presentation contains four network problems with detailed solutions to the first two questions.

Networks: Problems
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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...

The cost of credit

This Core Maths tasks aims to help students appreciate the cost of credit and the implications of choosing to use credit. It is based on a Your Financial Future activity, by the Tower Hamlets Business Education Partnership.

The lesson plan includes required prior knowledge, suggested approaches and possible...

The cost of study

This Core Maths tasks invites students to explore the costs associated with studying at university. It is based on a Your Financial Future activity, by the Tower Hamlets Business Education Partnership.

The lesson plan includes required prior knowledge, suggested approaches and possible extension tasks. There...

Bin packing

This package of Core Maths resources explore how to solve bin packing problems using the first fit decreasing algorithm.

Bin Packing: Teacher guide
The teacher guide presentation contains an introduction to the topic through the plumber’s dilemma before working through the best possible...

Symbols and Units: a Survival Guide *suitable for home teaching*

From Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), this guide explains the rules for using symbols and units which students will meet in their science courses and reminds of the importance of using them, and writing them, correctly.

The guide contains six sections:
1. SI base units
2. Derived units...

Interpreting Distance-Time Graphs with a Computer A5

In this DfE Standards Unit resource, students interpret linear and non-linear distance-time graphs using the computer programme Traffic. This program provides a simple yet powerful way of helping learners to visualise distance–time graphs from first principles. The program generates situations involving...

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