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Paper Cups

This Operational Research (OR) Society resource  invites students to analyse processes and efficiencies through a series of group challenges.

In the first activity students are asked to produce as many cups as possible by folding paper. Students are also asked to calculate the mean, variance and standard deviation of the time it takes to produce their product, display their results and make appropriate changes to become more efficient.

The resource includes detailed teacher notes, presentation, student worksheet, a relevant case study, sample data and additional ideas including an interactive modeling tool.

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