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Year 9 have started the new term playing the maths games they designed over the summer for their holiday homework. The purpose of the game was to test the material studied in Year 8 and there were some imaginative ideas. These are now on display in the maths room. Well done Year 9.
Continue to share the great work from World Maths Day, here are more pictures of secondary pupils completing their 15 minute challenge to build the tallest tower that would hold a tennis ball made from straws. Starting with 200 points students lost 5 points for every straw used and gained points for every centimetre high it was.
World Maths Day
The day had arrived……Wednesday 7th March and the students were ready for an exciting day of maths J Each class had their own timetable which included the online World Challenge and more:
Year 7 enjoyed maths through drama after their trip.
Year 8 worked with Year 2 and 3 teaching them the names and properties of some shapes. The Year 2 class enjoyed making shapes with their bodies on the playground and Year 3, guided by Year 8, tested their shape knowledge with an interactive quiz.
Year 9 worked with Year 6, Year 10 with Year 4, and Year 11 with Year 5 to complete; some mental maths challenges, interactive fractions quiz and problem solving on the graphical calculators involving laying tiles in bathrooms.
Year 10 also worked on a Geography with maths project develop understanding of grid references, bearings and map skills. Music and maths was the Year 8 challenge and Year 9 looked at Maths in Art. Year 11 considered whether the probability of scoring a hoop in basketball was connected with the angle the ball was thrown from.
Year 12 spent the morning working on a Physics with maths project and then developed graphical emotions on their GDCs. They limited the domain of functions in order to achieve a variety of shapes and emotions.
In the afternoon Year 7-10 competed in a maths quiz and a tower challenge – which team could build the highest tower to support a tennis ball, using the fewest straws?
Well these are some of the highlights we will publish the highest scoring students from the online Maths Challenge very soon, until then enjoy looking at the pictures below of the joint projects.
Year 8 Real life Maths in Sitges.
This week in maths Year 8 went into the centre of Sitges for our maths. We began by discussing the properties of shapes and where we see shapes in real life. We considered why cylinders are used as plant pots, why traffic signs are different shapes, why some parking spaces are shaped as rectangles and others are parallelograms.
Students were asked to consider how much the stone Sitges sign cost and measured the dimensions in order to use the data to calculate the price when we were back in school. We also used the motion detectors to record the speed of the traffic coming into and out of Sitges so we can analyze the data to find the average, range and consider the distribution of speeds.
Finally the students asked the public questionnaires they had designed to test the hypothesis that women do more exercise than men. Next week we will be analyzing and interpreting the data to be able to draw conclusions.
At the end of this term Year 8 have focus their efforts on measures in Mathematics. We have considered converting metric units, investigating area and perimeters and practically estimated different lengths, masses, areas, and capacities; then we measured them. We also measured the circles on the playground and compared the ratio between the diameter of a circle and its circumference in order to investigate where pi came from. An active finish to the term.