Try working in urban regeneration - Problem solving using number and measurement

This resource is part of our Where maths meets the world of work series, which showcases the maths used in different careers. Each resource includes a video paired with activities that are tailored to different Key Stages, so your students can get a real taste of what the job may entail.

The video and accompanying resources have been designed so that they can be completed in one hour but there are plenty of opportunities to extend them further or use as part of home learning.

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In this video, you meet Susie and find out the different roles that are required to complete an urban regeneration project.

In the accompanying activities, students get to have a go at redeveloping an old factory site to generate much needed housing.

Activities

Version A

Curriculum focus: Upper KS2

Topic: Problem solving using number and measurement

Content:

  • Area of rectangles
  • Operations with larger integers
  • Percentages
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Version B

Curriculum focus: KS3 and GCSE Foundation

Topic: Problem solving using number and measurement

Content:

  • Area
  • Scale drawings
  • Profit
  • Percentages
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Version C

Curriculum focus: Higher Tier GCSE

Topic: Problem solving using number and measurement

Content:

  • Area
  • Scale drawings
  • Profit
  • Percentages
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Version D

Curriculum focus: Core Maths and A level Mathematics

Topic: Maximising profit by planning the re-development of an area

Content:

  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Profit
  • Percentages

There is scaffolded support provided for this part so it is accessible even if students have not formally been taught about cost benefit analysis.

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Cross-curricular opportunities

Art - create an artist’s impression of the development

English - produce marketing material for the development

Geography - urban studiesOpens a new window