Operational Research

These O.R. Society resources contain seven short films explaining what operational research is, how it is used in a variety of every day situations and what career opportunities the study of operational research affords. The sub collection contains problems to be used to introduce, practice or consolidate a variety of topics studied in decision mathematics.



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Operational Research (O.R.) is the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. The O.R. approach often involves constructing and using mathematical models and problem structuring methods to represent the wide range of problems faced by organisations. The results of these models...

OR in Education - Swedebuild Teacher Pack

This resource invites students to investigate how many tables and chairs in a new range of dining furniture should be made in order to get the greatest profit. Topics covered include modeling, forming equations, graphing solutions and linear programming.

The resource includes a...

Climbing the Career Ladder

This resource explores the application of flow charts, algorithms and mathematical based careers. Student pairs take it in turns to roll a die and travel along the board, racing through primary school, GCSE revision and work experience towards a successful career.

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Bin Packing - Theatre booking

In this resource students are asked to play the role of a local theatre manager, tasked with finding the best way to organise the audience to minimise the amount of space they take up. To solve the problem students must apply a series of first fit algorithms.

The resource includes a teacher presentation,...


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