**This is a set of resources for a problem-solving activity for pupils.**Pupils are asked to work out a shift rota for workers in ‘Clare’s Café’ by balancing the needs of the café with the individual workers’ needs.

The resources include:

- A video outlining the problem and the constraints
- A script to use with pupils who would like to make their own video
- A set of prompt cards with information about the café and its workers
- An Excel spreadsheet for pupils to record a weekly rota
- Teaching notes for the activity.

- Identify the necessary information to understand or simplify a context or problem.
- Represent problems, making correct use of symbols, words, diagrams, tables and graphs; use appropriate procedures and tools, including ICT.
- Interpret information from a mathematical representation or context; relate findings to the original context; check the accuracy of the solution; explain and justify methods and conclusions; compare and evaluate approaches
- Communicate own findings effectively, orally and in writing, and discuss and compare approaches and results with others; recognise equivalent approaches

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