Reducing Road Accidents

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This activity provides the opportunity for students to appreciate how mathematics plays a part in everyday life. The town council has allocated £100,000 to spend on reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries due to road accidents. Students are expected to adopt the role of planners who work in small teams to plan the most effective way to allocate the money to make the roads in the town safer. To help the decision making process, students use software supplied to analyse data on recent road accidents. Students are required to build a convincing case, using evidence gathered, to justify their decisions. Students are expected to represent a situation from the real world, analyse it using mathematical procedures, interpret and evaluate the evidence and communicate and reflect on their results. In completing the activity students will use rules of arithmetic applied to calculations and manipulations with rational numbers, apply ratio and proportion appropriately, use points, lines and shapes in 2D coordinate systems and present and analyse grouped and ungrouped data. To use this resource: • download the zip file • extract all of the files • run the start file

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