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KS4 Maths Lesson Plan – Use Ratio to Work out How to Carry Enough Food to Stay Alive in the Desert

Working out how to carry enough food to stay alive in a challenging environment poses interesting problems.

In this lesson, students use their knowledge of ratio to make sense of a real-world scenario in which enough food must be carried into the desert to allow a group of people to survive for a certain length of time.

Why teach this?

Mathematical modelling using ratio can be a powerful way for students to see the application of mathematics to the real world.

Key curriculum links

Model situations mathematically and express the results using a range of formal mathematical representations, reflecting on how their solutions may have been affected by any modelling assumptions.

KS4 Maths Lesson Plan – Use Ratio to Work out How to Carry Enough Food to Stay Alive in the Desert

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