Mrs Weitzel leads our Maths in Motion team
The aims are simple; to help raise standards of achievement in mathematics across an age range of 8 to 16, to help motivate children generally, to show children of all abilities that maths can be fun and that there is a reason for doing it! Using tried and tested software that simulates the setting up of a racing car, children will encounter a variety of mathematical tasks (some practical) in an effort to win a series of races! The competitiveness of the Challenge keeps our children focussed for months!
Just look at what is covered…
- Multiplication, Division
- Calculator work
- Decimals, rounding, context
- Ratios, chance, risk, strategy
- Angles, measurement, scale
- Speed, distance, time
- Maths modelling… what happens if?
- Engine performance, aerodynamics, gears, suspension
- Team strategy, working together
- Interpreting graphs, statistics
- Data handling
- Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
- Functional Maths Skills
In the Term 1, 2014 races, we were so proud to be placed 13th in the world rankings against schools in China and secondary schools!
World finalists, June 2015
Children at Cliftonville Primary School were very excited to learn that they are one of the fifteen finalists in the Jaguar Maths Challenge World finals. Over the past few months the Maths- in-Motion club has been competing in the preliminary rounds of this competition with great results, and approached the semi- finals with some confidence. They had to create a virtual car to enter a grand prix race, we watched the race with great anticipation and were thrilled to gain a place in the finals.
The Jaguar Maths Challenge World championships will take place in Warwick on the 24th June and we have a team of four children that will represent our club. The children will have to use many advanced maths skills to create a virtual car that will win the grand prix challenge. It is a difficult, but exciting challenge which our team, Jessie, Kasmeada, Susannah and Joanna are really looking forward to. They will need to use all their knowledge and understanding, but also remain calm and confident in order to complete the task in the short amount of time they are given.
The competition for World champion will be very fierce and with schools there from all over the World, including China and Australia, we feel very proud of our achievement to get this far in the competition. Mrs Weitzel and Mr Hedges, who support the children at Maths-in-Motion will be accompanying the trip to Warwickshire.
CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED!
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