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Secondary Magazine - Issue 70: It's in the News!

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Created on 27 September 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 12 October 2010 by ncetm_administrator


Secondary Magazine Issue 70 Bond Street by morstan used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic licence

It's in the News!
Store wars

The fortnightly It’s in the News! resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. The resource is not intended to be a set of instructions but a framework which you can personalise to fit your classroom and your learners.

Did you read about the price of rent on London’s New Bond Street? It’s the most expensive retail rental in Europe, with each square foot of space costing up to £950 per year! Little wonder then, that it’s the very exclusive retailers such as Cartier and Chanel that fill the shops!

This resource uses the context of a retail space to give students the opportunity to develop work on length and area, as well as developing problem-solving skills. Students are challenged to create a space to contain 50m of clothes rails and 20m² of shelving, leaving space for access, but with the smallest footprint and, therefore, smallest annual rent.

This resource is not year group-specific and so will need to be read through and possibly adapted before use. The way in which you choose to use the resource will enable your learners to access some of the Key Processes from the Key Stage 3 Programme of Study.

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