In this Nuffield exploration students are asked to design a table for a group of 5 people for daily use. The table must be extendable to accommodate 8 to 10 people for some occasions

The key processes developed are:

*Representing - recognising where mathematics can help with the table design, for example: interpreting data, measuring and using scale drawing.

*Analysing - looking at the data already available, using it in combination with their own measurements and calculations to create an appropriate product.

*Interpreting and evaluating - considering how the design meets the given criteria and whether any modifications are needed.

*Communicating - producing a clear design and explanatory commentary.

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