Research-based guidance and classroom activities for teachers of mathematics

The Greenest Route

The Greenest Route is a set of tasks from cre8ate maths on the National STEM Centre eLibrary.

The tasks use the context of the cost of transport to provide opportunities for learners to work on compound measures, inverse proportion, conversion calculations, and so on. The idea of the tonne-mile as a measure of freight movement is introduced as learners analyse the ‘greenest’ method for transporting coal from a coal mine in Scotland to a power station in Yorkshire.

Go to The Greenest Route on the National STEM Centre eLibrary >>