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.