Occupancy of Kingsholm Stadium

Difficulty:
foundation

Rating:
3-stars

GCSE Marks:
2-marks

GCSE Text:
A sports stadium is hosting a school rugby final. There are 700 seats occupied, and there are 16,500 seats in total. What is the percentage occupancy of the stadium?

Suggestions:
Students relate well to this video as it shows school life, connecting especially to those who enjoy sports. Some students struggle with the languageĀ of ‘occupied’ and ‘unoccupied’ seating, and common mistakes include subtracting the 700 from the 16,500 to find the unoccupied seats.

Extension Ideas:
Teachers could extend the learning by considering:

  • The media reported that a recent concert held in the same stadium drew a crowd such that the stadium was at 96% capacity. How many seats were unoccupied?

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