Titanic Education Guide – Math


Use the following data about the Titanic to create and answer at least two math problems:

  • When full, the ship could carry 3295 (2435 passengers, 885 crew) passengers.
  • On her maiden voyage, Titanic carried 2208, 1317 passengers and 891 crew.
  • The original design called for 32 lifeboats, but only 20 were onboard.
  • If each lifeboat could carry about 65 (59 people on average) people, approximately 1180 passengers and crew should have survived, but only 712 made it to safety.

At the Titanic Museum Attraction, students will experience boarding a lifeboat.


Draw a scale model of the Titanic using the following information: The ship was 883 feet long, 93 feet wide, weighed 45,000 tons and was 104 feet tall from keel to bridge (almost 35 feet were below the waterline). There were three real smoke stacks and a dummy stack.

At the Titanic Museum Attraction, students will see an 18-foot model of the Titanic.


Create a pie graph based on the following data about provisions for passengers and crew: 75,000 pounds of fresh meat, 7,000 heads of lettuce, 40 tons of potatoes, 1500 gallons of milk, 36,000 oranges and 40,000 eggs.

At the Titanic Museum Attraction students will see an impressive Cargo list


The cruising speed of the Titanic was 21 knots with a top speed of 24 knots. (Miles per hour=knots multiplied by 1.152). Calculate the distance between Southampton and New York. If the ship went 22.5 knots per hour, how long would it have taken to reach New York Harbor?

At the Titanic Museum Attraction students will walk the Captain’s Bridge