Jaguar Maths in Motion Challenge for Schools
Project for students
Working ‘on the cloud’ and ‘on the desk’, this is a predominately maths based Challenge that encourages the practical use and understanding of basic mathematics (measuring angles, scale, multiplication, percentages, decimals, problem solving, functional maths etc.), mixed in with some science and engineering. Put within the ‘real life’ situation of motor racing, it makes for a very enjoyable and educationally sound experience! Working in teams of up to 4, students will need to apply their solutions/decisions to set up a virtual car to race against others in their class or STEM Club, competitively! It is motivating, engaging, factual and generates a lot of excitement. Apart from the practical maths and the computer based work, it will also demonstrate clearly the importance of teamwork in the workplace, that accuracy pays off and that there are very good reasons why we ‘do maths’!
Teams progress through knockout rounds, with the World Final taking place in June, but the main work is undertaken in school throughout the year. Many schools have set up a STEM Club for the first time, often as a result of pupil pressure, to get involved. They also use the Challenge as the mainstay of a transition years project with other schools and run their own ‘private’ challenges to add that extra bit of fun and involvement. The software is suitable for ages 7 to 16 and for most ability levels.
‘In-school’ activity days are also available for up to 30 students and we have local ‘Centres of Excellence’ in Kent, Bradford, Glasgow, Devon, Caerphilly and South Shields that can help/advise you with this.
We are a British Science Association CREST Bronze Award Linked Scheme, which can also count towards the ‘Skills’ section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
To book Jaguar Maths in Motion Challenge for Schools contact:
10 Cromwell Mews, Station Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5HJ