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Helicopter Rescue

In this problem the learners, acting as a helicopter-rescue crew, are asked to rescue a casualty and get them to hospital. The teacher chooses the challenge level by setting the values of some variables. Students will represent and analyse a problem mathematically, interpret and communicate solutions. Use specific mathematical techniques involved depend on the complexity of the problem presented by the teacher. Most learners will need to use and develop their understanding of speed, distance, time and other algebraic formulas. Some variants of the problem involve right-angled geometry or trigonometry.

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