Real life maths - Roma Agrawal

Roma Agrawal is an Associate Structural Engineer at engineering company WSP. She is responsible for making buildings and bridges stand up.

In this resource students explore how to protect tall buildings from the wind force that acts on them. Students will use a flow diagram and use their calculations to chose a suitable structural option to ensure the building won't sway in high winds.

KS3 maths curriculum links:

• Use formulae by substitution to calculate the value of a variable, including for scientific formulae.

• Begin to model simple contextual and subject-based problems algebraically.

Other curriculum links:

Physics - forces.

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