In this Teachers TV video, mathematics teacher Daniel Gadd links ideas studied in his lessons to the use of mathematics in the world of work, helping students to understand how their learning relates to the real world.
The class at the Graham School, Scarborough, focuses on how logistic managers use network diagrams to aid efficiency in deliveries and when laying cables.
Daniel relates the topic firstly to paper rounds, and the students develop the idea further, working on a cabling exercise to calculate the minimum amount of cable needed to link a series of towns. Daniel challenges his students to model one of the ideas they are working on.
The students also research how different people use maths in their careers, culminating in a presentation to their peers at the end of the lesson.
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