Diamond Smuggling

This is a problem-solving task involving large sums of money, based on a true story.

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Overview of task

This is a problem-solving task involving large sums of money, based on a true story.

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Strand

Financial Maths, Number and Measures

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Prior knowledge

Volume of a cylinder, estimation

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Relevance to Core Maths qualifications

•AQA

•C&G

•Eduqas

•Pearson/ Edexcel

•OCR

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Suggested approaches

Small group work and discussion.

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Resources/documentation

PowerPoint presentation with all the information required, including an optional scaffolded approach on slide 5.

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Relevant digital technologies

Calculator

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Possible extensions

Investigate different exchange rates and the current cost of diamonds.

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Acknowledgement

Developed by Tom Rainbow from Ivybridge College.