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Maths Supported Study

Maths Supported Study

To help our senior phase pupils in the run up to their exams, and our BGE pupils who are needing a little extra help, the Maths Faculty have arranged a program of supported study sessions.

For BGE pupils this is two lunchtimes a week when they can drop in to a maths classroom, and seek help on anything they are struggling with – or just use the time to work on some maths with a teacher available to help if they get stuck.

For senior phase pupils we have a program of revision sessions running at lunchtime.  In these sessions there will be teaching on specific topics.  We also have after school supported study on a Monday and a Thursday – which is a session when pupils can come and seek help on specific areas they are struggling with.

Please see the attached program for the details of these sessions.  If a pupil can’t make any of the sessions due to other commitments they should let their teacher know, and we will try and arrange an alternative time.

Pupils attending after school will need a parental consent form completed which they can obtain from their teacher.

Supported Study 2022

S2s create a maths-bonfire night display

S2s create a maths-bonfire night display

S2 pupils in maths have been working on 2D shapes, and this week have been constructing Triangles and polygons using rulers, protractors and compasses.  Some of the classes put their new-found skills to good use today, creating a bonfire and fireworks display with their constructed triangles.  Well done S2 – They look Fantastic!!

S1 Mathematicians are ‘blasting off’

S1 Mathematicians are ‘blasting off’

S1 pupils in Maths have had an excellent start to their academy journey and for the past three weeks have been taking part in a project centred around Black History Month and Space Week.  The pupils watched the film ‘Hidden Figures’ which is the story of 3 amazing black, female mathematicians who worked for NASA  in the 1950s, and their involvement in early space travel.  The pupils then carried out some research on one of the main characters in the film, or on Maths in the Past, Present and Future of Space Travel.

We have been really impressed with the conversations and understanding shown by the pupils, they have really engaged with the project, and we have had some really interesting responses to our questions about the film.

Pupils had a choice of how they wanted to present their research, and we have received a wide variety of, reports, powerpoints, posters and hand drawn artwork that pupils have used to share their research.  A small selection are shown below, we hope to find a way to share the learning wider after the October break.

Well done S1!!

S2 Maths – Self Closing Nets

S2 Maths – Self Closing Nets

S2 Mathematicians were putting their problem solving skills to good use this week, working out how to make nets of 3D shapes close using string to pull the corners to where they needed to be. It’s harder than it looks – and there were some really innovative ideas. Well done all!

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