Theme Park Maths: Restaurant Visitors

The children in 5SH Maths have been asked to open a Theme Park. Each week they’re going to do new tasks to get it ready for opening. This week they needed to start thinking about how practical their restaurant choices had been. They were given a detailed time of arrival for several different groups of people including families, couples, friends and teenagers. Each of those people needed a seat for varying amount of times – it takes longer for a family to each than a couple because the adults have to help the children and themselves. To find out how long each group of people would take, we had to read a graph. They had to work out how long it would be until all the people in their queue had been seated in their restaurant. You can imagine that if they only had a few seats in their restaurant – the lunchtime rush is going to be hard to handle!

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Alex’s Theme Park Maths!
Arrive at 12:00 When they get served:

2A and 2C 12:01. Takes 20 mins to eat
1A and 3C. 12:01. Takes 25 mins to eat
5 teens. 12:01. Takes 35 mins to eat

Arrive at 12:10

2A and 2C. 12:01. Takes 20 mins to eat
1A and 3C. 12:21. Takes 25 mins to eat
5 teens. 12:21. Takes 35 mins to eat
Party of 10. 12:36. Takes 45 mins to eat

Arrive at 12:30

A couple. 12:46. Takes 10 mins to eat
A couple. 12:56. Takes 10 mins to eat
A couple. 12:56. Takes 10 mins to eat

Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 21.23.21

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