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Game #5 - Cooking Bolognese (Critical Path Analysis)
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Game #5 - Cooking Bolognese (Critical Path Analysis)

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Game #5 - Cooking Bolognese (Critical Path Analysis) The aim of this pack is to introduce students to one of the topics of O.R. in a fun and engaging way. It includes a Bolognese recipe on different cards to get students thinking about the logistics of making dinner. How long does each activity take? What's the earliest time they'll have made dinner by? Do they have time to go to the cinema afterwards as well? This also includes a 'who wants to be a millionaire' style quiz. Aimed at: Secondary school  For Year 7-9 / Low ability groups: Allow 60 minutes  For Year 10-11 / Average ability groups: Allow 45 - 60 minutes  For Year 12-13 / High ability groups: Allow 45 - 60 minutes The material uses: This pack includes:  Timeline order cards  Cooking Bolognese arrows  Student worksheet  Cover sheet  Presentation - including 'who wants to be a millionaire' style quiz  Teacher Notes The O.R. technique behind this is Critical Path Analysis. This information is also available online to download – visit www.learnaboutor.com and click on teachers material or visit the link below: http://www.learnaboutor.co.uk/teachers_materials/
Game #1 - Playing with Lego - SwedeBuild (Linear Programming)
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Game #1 - Playing with Lego - SwedeBuild (Linear Programming)

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Game #1 - Playing with Lego - SwedeBuild (Linear Programming) The aim of this pack is to introduce students to one of the topics of O.R. in a fun and engaging way. It uses Lego to engage students by building tables and chairs and get them thinking about the different ways and number of combinations available, given a limited number of bricks. This then leads onto getting them thinking about the most efficient way to build table and chairs if squares and rectangles cost different amounts, and chairs and tables sell for different amounts. Aimed at: Secondary school  For Year 7-9 / Low ability groups: Allow 90 - 120 minutes  For Year 10-11 / Average ability groups: Allow 60 - 90 minutes  For Year 12-13 / High ability groups: Allow 45 – 60 minutes The material uses: Algebra, formulating equations, solving and graphing inequalities, addition, subtraction This pack includes:  Student worksheet - short version  Student worksheet - long version  Teacher notes  Presentation  Cover Sheet  Additional Resource (Formulating Constraints)  Extension Task (3rd Variable) Not included but provided on a school visit:  6 X Rectangle Lego Bricks  8 X Square Lego Bricks The O.R. technique behind this is optimization (minimum cost / maximum profit etc). This information is also available online to download – visit www.learnaboutor.com and click on teachers material or visit the link below: http://www.learnaboutor.co.uk/teachers_materials/teachers_tableschairs.htm
Workshop 3 - Theatre Bookings (Bin-Packing)
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Workshop 3 - Theatre Bookings (Bin-Packing)

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Workshop 3 - Theatre Bookings (Bin-Packing) You’re in charge of organising bookings and seating for a theatre company. You have to decide who sits where, if anyone sits by themselves, and what to do with people who book in a group. What’s the most efficient way to seat people? How do you take into account audience preferences? Did you know that there are bin-packing algorithms that can help? Curriculum areas covered: GCSE: whole number theory structure & calculation A-Level; Decision/Discrete maths: definition of an algorithm working with & implementing algorithms awareness of uses and limitations of algorithms bin packing algorithms This pack includes:  Cover Sheet  Theatre Modelling Pack (theatre seating grid and booking groups)  Presentation  Pros and Cons of Algorithms Sheet  Teacher Notes  Student worksheet  Answer Sheet The OR technique behind this is algorithm is more formally known as a bin packing algorithm because one is packing different groups sizes and seeing how many “bins” (i.e. rows, in this case) the group sizes fit in, in order to use up the minimum amount of space possible. For more information visit our website: https://www.theorsociety.com/what-we-do/or-in-schools/for-teachers/
Game #4 - Making Paper Cups - Paper Cup Challenge (Improving Processes)
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Game #4 - Making Paper Cups - Paper Cup Challenge (Improving Processes)

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Game #4 - Making Paper Cups - Paper Cup Challenge (Improving Processes) The aim of this pack is to introduce students to one of the topics of O.R. in a fun and engaging way. Firstly, we get students folding paper up, down and across to make paper cups. Then the challenge gets technical (and competitive!) - teams are timed building paper cups, and must organise the task into sub-tasks - such as folding or designing. This leads onto thinking about efficiency and process improvement. What worked? What didn't? Lets time it and do it again! The students have a chance to make changes to their process before comparing the means, standard deviations and variances. Aimed at: Secondary school  For Year 7-9 / Low ability groups: Allow 90 - 120 minutes  For Year 10-11 / Average ability groups: Allow 60 - 90 minutes  For Year 12-13 / High ability groups: Allow 45 – 60 minutes The material uses: Mean, Variance, Standard Deviation, addition, subtraction This pack includes:  Student worksheet - short version  Teacher notes  Presentation  Cover Sheet  Case Study  Excel data  Additional Resource (Crown Paints) The O.R. technique behind this is simulation and improving processes (looking at the most efficient way of doing something). This information is also available online to download – visit www.learnaboutor.com and click on teachers material or visit the link below: http://www.learnaboutor.co.uk/teachers_materials/teachers_papercups.htm
Outline and Overview of Resources Available
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Outline and Overview of Resources Available

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What resources have we uploaded and what are they all about? We've uploaded blurbs to give you an idea of what some of our workshops are all about. We come in and run these workshops for free in schools, colleges and universities (or you can download them for free and run them yourself)! ***Who are we and what do we do?!*** We're the engaging & inspiring Education Officers @TheORSociety! We provide free maths resources, using real life examples and case studies to highlight the importance of maths in the real world. Our materials are free, fun and engaging. We also run interactive workshops based on problem solving, provide free school visits and attend career fairs. Why? To promote O.R. as a Maths Careers. Simply visit our website or get in touch! Oh wait ... what is O.R.?! In a nutshell, operational research (O.R.) is the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions.
Game #2 - Playing Snakes and Ladders - Climbing the Career Ladder (Algorithms)
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Game #2 - Playing Snakes and Ladders - Climbing the Career Ladder (Algorithms)

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Game #2 - Playing Snakes and Ladders - Climbing the Career Ladder (Algorithms) The aim of this pack is to introduce students to one of the topics of O.R. in a fun and engaging way. It uses a specially designed board game to engage students by moving around the board, and exploring the different careers and opportunities available to maths students. Perhaps you become a mathematical comedian and move forwards 4 spaces, or perhaps you buy the wrong plane for B.A. and move back 2 spaces! This then leads onto how a board game is designed, flow charts and the algorithms behind it. Aimed at: Secondary school  For Year 7-9 / Low ability groups: Allow 90 minutes  For Year 10-11 / Average ability groups: Allow 60 - 90 minutes  For Year 12-13 / High ability groups: Allow 60 minutes The material uses: Counting, Flow charts, Algorithms This pack includes:  Board game  Career profiles  Work experience cards  Cover sheet  Presentation  Video Q&A sheet  Teacher Notes Not included but provided on a school visit:  Counters  Dice The O.R. technique behind this is Algorithms. This information is also available online to download – visit www.learnaboutor.com and click on teachers material or visit the link below: http://www.learnaboutor.co.uk/teachers_materials/ORAiS/teachers_ORAiS_careerladder.ht **UPDATED 04/07/16 - UPDATED CAREER PROFILES, ADDITIONAL DETAILED CAREER PROFILES FOR 3 ROLES AND UPDATED WORK EXPERIENCE CARDS**
Network Problems: Paper Round worksheet
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Network Problems: Paper Round worksheet

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Worksheet 2 - Paper Rounds (Network Problems) A network problems worksheet including a paper round problem. Ideal for use an introductory task/homework, this worksheet demonstrates a real world example of network problems. Curriculum areas: • Understand the language of networks including node, arc and weight • Use networks to model the connections between objects This pack includes:  Cover Sheet  Student worksheet  Answer Sheet Network Problems are frequently solved using Operational Research (OR). For more information visit our website: https://www.theorsociety.com/what-we-do/or-in-schools/for-teachers/
Linear Programming: Staff Costs worksheet
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Linear Programming: Staff Costs worksheet

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Worksheet 1 - Staff Costs (Linear Programming) A linear programming problem based around staff costs for a shop. Ideal for use an introductory task/homework, this worksheet demonstrates a real world use of linear programming. Curriculum areas covered: • Formulate o constrained optimisation problems o problems as linear programs • Use graphical methods o to solve constrained optimisation problems o to solve two variable problems where integer solutions are required • Discuss the effect of changing one or two of the coefficients and how this will impact the solution • Investigate constraints and objectives in numerical cases using algebra and ad hoc methods This pack includes:  Cover Sheet  Student worksheet  Answer Sheet Linear Programming is a technique frequently used in Operational Research (OR). For more information visit our website: https://www.theorsociety.com/what-we-do/or-in-schools/for-teachers/
Algorithm Info Pack
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Algorithm Info Pack

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Algorithm information pack - a handy resource for revision or moments where students need reminding how to apply certain algorithms. Algorithms are frequently used in Operational Research (OR). For more information visit our website: https://www.theorsociety.com/what-we-do/or-in-schools/for-teachers/
Prim's/Kruskal's Algorithms Worksheet
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Prim's/Kruskal's Algorithms Worksheet

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Worksheet 4 - Prim’s/Kruskal’s algorithms A Prim’s/Kruskal’s algorithms based worksheet. Ideal for use an introductory task/homework. Curriculum areas covered: • Understand the language of networks including node, arc and weight • Solve network optimisation problems using spanning trees • Minimum spanning tree/minimum connector problem • Least weight route/set of arcs • Prim’s algorithm • Kruskal’s algorithm This pack includes:  Cover Sheet  Student worksheet  Answer Sheet Network problems and algorithms are common elements of Operational Research (OR). For more information visit our website: https://www.theorsociety.com/what-we-do/or-in-schools/for-teachers/
Travelling Salesperson: Courier Service worksheet
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Travelling Salesperson: Courier Service worksheet

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Worksheet 3 - Courier Service (Travelling Salesperson) A travelling salesperson problem based around a courier service. Ideal for use an introductory task/homework, this worksheet demonstrates a real world example of the travelling salesperson problem. Curriculum areas covered: • Travelling salesperson problem • Determination and interpretation of upper bounds • Determination and interpretation of lower bounds • Real world factors that may influence the problem This pack includes:  Cover Sheet  Student worksheet  Answer Sheet Network problems are frequently encountered in Operational Research (OR). For more information visit our website: https://www.theorsociety.com/what-we-do/or-in-schools/for-teachers/