Bin packing

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This package of Core Maths resources explore how to solve bin packing problems using the first fit decreasing algorithm.

Bin Packing: Teacher guide
The teacher guide presentation contains an introduction to the topic through the plumber’s dilemma before working through the best possible algorithms to apply to solve a number of similar problems.

Bin Packing: Problems
This shortened teacher guide presentation includes the three main introductory problems for students to consider.

Bin Packing: Questions
This package contains a presentation and worksheet with three questions for pupils to attempt.

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