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Maths in the wild!

Maths_PGL_thumb.JPGMathematics isn't just for the classroom. A group of 40 Year 8 & 9 students have spent the weekend at the PGL adventure centre in Osmington Bay, West Dorset, taking part in a whole host of activities while exploring Maths in action. As busy as the students were abseiling or riding quad bikes, they were also collecting and analysing data and applying theories in practice.

Students used the track length and lap times on the quad-bike track to calculate speeds, analysed the ways their heartbeats changed while hurtling through the air on a giant swings, and explored ratios and percentages on the aeroball caught. They also used their understanding of angles and distances to design the shortest route around an orienteering course.

The whole weekend was a great opportunity to discover the potential and application of mathematics in the real world. A fun-packed weekend was enjoyed by all!



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