More Miles for Your Money

Based on information and guides provided by the Department of Transport, this Cre8ate maths activity introduces the cost benefits of improving the aerodynamics of the cab section of a truck.

Mathematical connections involve using calculators and spreadsheets to work on conversions and percentages in the context of a complex multi-step problem. Considerable mathematical thinking is involved in breaking down the problem into simpler steps, keeping track of the constituent parts and analysing the final results.

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