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Description: Pupils consider what factors might affect the choice of dates for school holidays, and use these to determine the holiday dates for an alternative school year. They will need to identify constraints and find compromises between conflicting requirements.
Suitability: Pupils working in small groups
Time: One hour upwards
Equipment: Lists of term dates for school, year planners, calendars, internet access, spreadsheets
Key mathematical language: Scheduling, data analysis, decision-making