The OR Society’s Lego Furniture Factory

Visit our stand to make small tables and chairs out of Lego, which we’ll provide for you. Work out the maximum pieces of furniture you can make, the minimum it will cost you and how to optimise the process using maths, science and operational research (OR). Who will create the most productive factory formula with the least expense?

Teachers: do your students know that they will need a solid background in maths and science for a career in OR? Operational research is the science of better decision-making and includes working with artificial intelligence, machine learning, aeronautics and medical technology. Please speak with our staff about the free programmes and resources we have available for your classrooms to encourage interest in STEM subjects.

Activity information

Subject(s) Mathematics
Age range All ages
Format Workshop
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