This Teachers TV video is part of the series A World of Maths, which travels to different locations to pose mathematical problems.
The mathematics in running a hotel is highlighted in this video which was shot behind the scenes at a London hotel. There are 12 short sequences which cover different areas within the hotel, each displaying an aspect of mathematics for students to explore, investigate and discuss. Estimation, ratio, combinations, volume and pricing are some of the topics students will encounter.
The programme is intended to be used in sections, stopping and replaying the video to analyse the information and answer questions which are designed to stimulate mathematical discussion. A rich source of mathematical imagery, it can be shown on a whiteboard where the images can be annotated, or worked on by students using laptops, individually or in groups.