Learning and Teaching for Mathematical Literacy

Supporting materials – 5G

You Reckon? Bio Fool

Bowland Maths

Part of a collection of materials in which students use ‘plausible estimation’ skills to critique the sorts of claims often made in the media. Here the question is how much land would be needed to grow biofuel crops to replace 20% of the diesel used for road transport in the UK.

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Supporting material for the book Learning and Teaching for Mathematical Literacy by Hugh Burkhardt, Daniel Pead and Kaye Stacey (ISBN 9781032301174).

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