Jaguar Cars Maths in Motion Challenge for Schools
Project for students
This is a predominately maths based Challenge that uses basic mathematics (measuring angles, scale, multiplication, percentages, decimals, problem solving, functional maths etc.), mixed in with some science and engineering, within in a 'real life' situation. Working in teams of up to 4, students will need to set up a virtual racing car to race against others in their class or STEM Club, competitively! It is motivating, engaging, factual and generates a lot of excitement - especially when the races are being run! 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 good reasons why we 'do maths'! Teams progress through knockout rounds, with the annual 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 now also use the Challenge as the catalyst for a transition years project with other schools and run their own ‘private' challenges to add that extra bit of fun and involvement. The software introduces a wide range of concepts and is suitable for ages 9 to 16 and for most ability levels.
To book Jaguar Cars Maths in Motion Challenge for Schools contact:
10 Cromwell Mews, Station Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5HJ