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CLIP 8304

The cost of a Formula One car

The cost of a Formula One car
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Key Info
  • The cost of a Formula One car
  • Duration: 01:35
  • Presenter Richard Hammond gives some of the part prices of the F1 car. Richard has been allowed to drive a former world championship car, however he is concerned about the value of the specially designed vehicle which is fast but also very delicate. If he makes a mistake it will cost a lot of money to repair. Published as part of the Top Gear website: bbc.co.uk/topgear/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Maths

       Topic:

    Functional Maths

  • Keywords: money, symmetry, estimation, temperature, speed, engineering, technology, mechanics, TopGear
Ideas for use in class
  • Use this clip to set large numbers in context. Pupils can add up the figures given and estimate the total value of the car. There is also the opportunity to discuss temperature in context and to look at the symmetrical patterns within the car. The full length video can be viewed at the the Top Gear website: bbc.co.uk/topgear/videos/index.shtml?cat=more_challenges&id=89.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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