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### Maths In The Real World

1. 1. Maths in the Real World KS3 to KS4 Bridging Unit June 2008
2. 2. And we have… <ul><li>How much do I earn? </li></ul><ul><li>Bob the Builder </li></ul><ul><li>Crowing Glory </li></ul><ul><li>Retail Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Reps Uncovered </li></ul><ul><li>Designer Deals </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment/Evaluation </li></ul>
3. 3. How much do I earn? <ul><li>Well done on getting the job, you earn £12,500, there will be a 2.5% increase in September, so how much will your MONTHLY pay packet be. </li></ul><ul><li>The government will take 30% in tax and national insurance. How much a month will this be? </li></ul><ul><li>You put £50 a month in a savings account. Each June you get 5% interest on the amount in your account. How much will you have on 30 th June 2012? </li></ul><ul><li>You have made a bad investment in shares. They are losing 10% a month. You put £1000 in today, how much will you have at the end of December? </li></ul>
4. 4. In this Unit <ul><li>Percentages </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage increase </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage decrease </li></ul><ul><li>Coumpound interest </li></ul>
5. 5. Bob the Builder <ul><li>Bob needs to lay a patio 10m x 8 m. Each paving slab is 50cm x 50cm. How many will he need? </li></ul><ul><li>Bob goes to a triangular garden where the 2 shortest sides are 30m and 40 m. Fence panels are 2m long, so how many will he need for the longest side? How many slabs will he need for a triangular patio? </li></ul><ul><li>Bob is building a Shed. Draw him some plans and elevations. </li></ul><ul><li>Bob needs 24 bricks for every 3 levels of a wall. How many will he need for a wall 33 levels high? </li></ul>
6. 6. In this Unit <ul><li>Area </li></ul><ul><li>Plans and Elevations </li></ul><ul><li>Pythagoras </li></ul><ul><li>Writing simple expressions </li></ul>
7. 7. Crowning Glory <ul><li>You need bleach to dye in a ration of 3:2. The clients hair needs 400ml of dye, how much bleach? </li></ul><ul><li>Bleach comes in 250ml bottles, how many will you have to open? </li></ul><ul><li>An experienced hairdresser serves 20 clients day, while the trainee serves 6. What is the ratio? </li></ul><ul><li>A hairdresser gets a bonus of £10 per 6 clients, how much does the experienced hairdresser get, and the trainee? </li></ul>
8. 8. In this Unit <ul><li>Ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Solving simple equations </li></ul><ul><li>Unit conversion </li></ul>
9. 9. Retail Pressure <ul><li>How much VAT is there in a year on a £35 a month contract? </li></ul><ul><li>Each assistant serves 4 people an hour, working 7 hours a day. There are 12 assistants, and 7 working days. How many customers? </li></ul><ul><li>You earn £1.50 commission for each customer you sell to. You work 5 days, at 7 hours. What should your commission be? </li></ul><ul><li>You serve 120 customers in a week. What is your commission? </li></ul>
10. 10. In this Unit <ul><li>Word problems to equations </li></ul><ul><li>Ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Percentages Revisted </li></ul>
11. 11. Reps Uncovered <ul><li>£1 is worth €1.49 </li></ul><ul><li>What is the cost of a trip of €40 </li></ul><ul><li>A customer changes £100 into Euros. Commission is 2%. How much do the get? </li></ul><ul><li>Each bus holds 52 tourists. You are booked to take 250 tourists on a trip. The cost of each bus is €200. How much in £ do you charge each tourist to break even? </li></ul><ul><li>A flight leaves Malaga at 8pm Spanish time. Spain is 1 hour behind the UK. The flight takes 2 hours 20 minutes. What time does it land? </li></ul>
12. 12. In this Unit <ul><li>Ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Rounding </li></ul><ul><li>More equations </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul>
13. 13. Designer Deals <ul><li>Design and cost a square based flower bed based on the costings given. </li></ul><ul><li>Construct a Rose Window using at least 5 elements. </li></ul><ul><li>Madonna wants a geometrical paint pattern based on a sequence for her music room. Give her what she wants! </li></ul>
14. 14. In this Unit <ul><li>Ratio and Proportion </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Sequences </li></ul>
15. 15. Assessment/Evaluation <ul><li>TBC </li></ul>