This Nuffield task is to design an emergency shelter, using a 4m x 3m rectangular piece of tent material, to protect three people from wind and rain.
The key processes developed include:
*Representing - recognising where mathematics can help with the design of the shelter, for example: choosing, interpreting data, measuring and using scale drawing.
*Analysing - finding reliable measurements to create an appropriate product, considering different possible arrangements and working accurately.
*Interpreting and evaluating - considering the data, selecting appropriate data to help develop a design to meet criteria and justifying chosen design.
*Communicating and reflecting - producing a clear design with appropriate measurements and explanatory commentary, consideration is given to rejected designs.
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|Subject(s)||Design and technology, Design for society and the environment, Mathematics|
|Published||2010 to date|
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This resource is part of Nuffield Applying Mathematical Processes (AMP)