Emergency Shelter

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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This resource is part of Nuffield Applying Mathematical Processes (AMP)

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