Keeping the Pizza Hot
This activity requires students to consider the problem of maximising the market available to a pizza shop through the ability to keep a home-delivered pizza warm for longer. Students use a mathematical model to explore the issue that a pizza home delivery business faces in ensuring that the pizza arrives hot! They use mathematical modelling to explore cooling curves for pizzas in different packaging. The model is then used to address the marketing problem faced by the pizza shop. Students are expected to represent and analyse the problem, including simplifying where needed. The emphasis is on interpreting and evaluating the mathematical models produced and relating them to the original problem in order to improve upon them. In solving the problem students may use linear equations, formulae analytical, graphical and numerical methods for solving equations and polynomial graphs, units, compound measures and conversions, apply the handling data cycle and use an algebraic interpretation of the real data collected rather than a statistical one. To use this resource: • download the zip file • extract all of the files • run the start file
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|Published||2000 - 2009|