Welcome to the Tunnelworks Maths A2 area
Here you'll find one lesson, complete with an online presentation, student worksheets and detailed lesson plans. The lesson challenges students to solve a realistic engineering problem to help design, build or operate the Thames Tideway Tunnel.
After that, you can ‘dig deeper’ with follow-up ideas for more able students.
Finally, a CREST gold project is outlined, if you wish to connect your work to this well regarded science award scheme.
In this lesson students apply translations and stretches to graphs of complex function, to model real-life situations. Using data about the duration and intensity of rainfall, they modify a function to model the flow of water past a particular flow threshold through a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO).
CREST Gold Award
Research project: students research the science that helps us understand why the number of sewage discharges into the River Thames has increased over time and the effect these have on river wildlife and the environment. They will discover what people think about the River Thames and create a communications activity to explain the science behind the project.