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Maths in Work: Monitoring Milk Output

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Created on 19 May 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 02 February 2011 by ncetm_administrator

Title Monitoring Milk Output
Organisation Wheelbirk Farm
At Wheelbirks Farm there is a herd of 120 Jersey cattle from which  milk, cream and ice-cream are produced. Tom leads the cows into the milking parlour and after cleaning the udders, places ‘clusters’ on the cows to draw off the milk. A gauge measures the amount of milk each cow gives and compares this with the minimum expected for that cow and the maximum. The gauge also shows the difference between the actual amount of milk collected and the average of the maximum and minimum expected. This will give an indication of how well the cow has faired during the milking. During the process he reads a gauge, and uses average, differences, negative and positive numbers, maximums and minimums.
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Averag, Difference, Maximum, Minimum, Negative Numbers, Volume
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