Maths Lesson Three

Subject: Maths

Resource type: Lesson

Skills: Creativity, Problem Solving

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Spin to the Top: In this activity, students assist a gym instructor in optimizing their spin classes to improve the overall experience for their clients. Access our comprehensive resource package, including detailed teacher notes, PowerPoint, student worksheet and answer sheet. Adapt to your classroom’s needs for a dynamic learning experience.


A gym instructor runs spin (cycling) classes with 6 members per class. The instructor is keen to look for ways to better support clients during these classes.

Learning Aim

To recognise and interpret graphs and rates of change.

Skills Builder Links

Creativity step 8
I develop ideas by using mind mapping

Problem solving step 4
I explore problems by creating different possible solutions.

Curriculum Table

England: The national curriculum (England)Ratio, proportion and rates of change
Pupils should be taught to interpret the gradient of a straight line graph as a rate of change; recognise and interpret graphs that illustrate direct and inverse proportion.
Scotland: The National 5 Business ManagementAlgebraic skills
Determining the equation of a straight line.
Wales: WJEC GCSE in business specificationAlgebra
Construction and interpretation of conversion/travel graphs; recognising and interpreting graphs that illustrate direct and inverse proportion.