Resource ID 107451

KS3 Mathematics

Working Mathematically
Solving Problems
"Ferry Crossing Maths Challenge!"
Key Stage ED Squirrel
Resource Title
"Ferry Crossing Maths Challenge!"
This resource is part of a collection with the following variants:

107452 - KS4 Mixed Ability

107451 - KS3 Mixed Ability [THIS DOCUMENT]


In class, pupils will be set a challenge wherein they will need to plot the journeys of all Red Funnel ferries within a given time frame on a chart. Subsequently they will interpolate required information from their chart. It is hoped that students will use their own resourcefulness and creativity to solve the problem with as little help as possible from adults.

Contextual Summary

This is a post-visit maths resource that engages students with their visit to Red Funnel ferries. The resource task enables them to practice reading and recording data, creating graphs and charts as well as creating individual solutions to a problem. Students are asked to complete a maths challenge using the Red Funnel ferries as their stimulus material.

Key Skills Practised
  • Reading 24hr timetables to collect data
  • Recording multiple data on a chart
  • Interpolating data from the chart
  • Creating their own response to a challenge
Learning Opportunities


Before the visit, students could revise how to record and interpolate different sorts of data in various graphs.


Students can be given a copy of the Red Funnel ferry timetable. They should be able to find the times of the ferries used for the visit.


Students to complete tasks within the Mathematics resource linked to this document

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate evidence of various skills in the collection and handling of data. Moreover, they will demonstrate their understanding of data handling, and recording.

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