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Putting Maths to Work

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Explore ways to increase achievement in Maths using the context of work.

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About us... Putting Maths to Work

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2007 Putting Maths to Work https://www.ncetm.org.uk/blogs/2601

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Worksheet Simple method examples Examples of how it is used in business

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Putting Maths to Work DVD Project 2009-2010

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Putting Maths to Work

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Contain your Excitement... Putting Maths to Work

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Containers... Putting Maths to Work

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...travel the world Putting Maths to Work

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They transport all sorts... Putting Maths to Work

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...hopefully in one piece

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They are packed fully......wasted space costs money Putting Maths to Work

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Pallets are not used: they take up valuable space in the container Putting Maths to Work

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Full containers are loaded onto a container ship... Putting Maths to Work

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...which travels to its destination Putting Maths to Work

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At the port the container is placed onto a lorry... Putting Maths to Work

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...travels to a warehouse Putting Maths to Work

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Contents are off-loaded through goods in Putting Maths to Work

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The goods are emptied onto pallets...as one store wouldnt want 5000!! Putting Maths to Work

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The pallets are placed in racking Putting Maths to Work

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Stores request what they need. This is loaded into a delivery lorry...In you go (or wait at home) to get your latest purchase Putting Maths to Work

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From container to pallet... Putting Maths to Work

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The Container The container measures – Width 2.4m – Height 2.8m – Length 12.5m Putting Maths to Work

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How many boxes fit? The goods box measures – Width 40cm – Height 40cm – Length 50cm How many boxes would fit into the container?

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The Pallet The pallet measures – Width 1.0m – Length 1.2m It can only be stacked to a height of 1.6m (due to racking restrictions) Putting Maths to Work

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How many boxes fit? Using the same box measurement how many can you fit onto the pallet? Putting Maths to Work

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Problems with this model What are the assumptions/problems with this model? List your answers. Putting Maths to Work

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Extension If the real dimensions of the container are: – Width 2.35m – Height 2.39m – Length 12.04m What affect will this have on the number of boxes of the given dimension that will fit in the container? How much space is wasted? Putting Maths to Work

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Start Small! Putting Maths to Work School environment Teachers TV: A World of Maths http://www.teachers.tv/series/a- world-of-maths Teachers TV: Best Practice series from 18 June

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