Year 9 Maths Activity Day
On the 11th May our Year 9 students participated in a charity based activity day which included a variety of practical maths problem solving tasks to challenge them. Each small group of students represented a different country to win points for their tutor group. They were awarded points for their work and the success of each task.
The students enjoyed becoming chocolate farmers trading with large supermarkets to try to make a living, making trainers to be sold at a market with fluctuating prices and cost of living charges, Making paper bags to sell for spices to calculate if they could make enough to survive in an Indian village, designing and making a tent to scale using a variety of resources and also finding out the most cost-effective way to supply African villages with water pipes for a whole year.
The overall winners were 9E with Jess Little, Ryan Ashwell and Joe Pitt accumulating the highest number of points. Well Done!
“The students had a very enjoyable day and were highly enthusiastic while working on real-life mathematical problems.” Michelle Cush, KS3 Maths Coordinator.