Pupils use energy data during maths lessons

10 Learning KS1, KS2

Pupils can review the energy usage charts displayed on this website. Here are some maths  related questions to think about while you are looking at the charts:

  1. Can you find the peak electricity or gas consumption on a specified date? How much is it? What time does this occur? What might be happening in the school at this time?
  2. Can you find the baseload electricity or gas consumption on a specified date? How  much is it?
  3. What time does gas first start to be used on a specified date in the summer?
  4. Calculate the average weekend gas consumption for the month of January?
  5. Calculate the average weekday gas consumption for  the month of January?
  6. What is the average difference between weekday and weekend gas use in January?
  7. Calculate the average weekend electricity consumption in June?
  8. Calculate the average weekday electricity consumption for  the month of June?
  9. What is the average difference between weekday and weekend electricity use in June?
  10. Can you find out from the School Business Manager how much your school currently pays for gas or electricity? The school is likely to be charged a rate per kWh, so the energy bill increases as the school uses more electricity and gas, and a standing charge per day, which they must  pay regardless of whether they use any gas or electricity. 
  11. Can you calculate the school's energy bill for the last 2 weeks for  which you have data?

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