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The very first issue of ‘Pitstop’, our new quarterly newsletter is now online. Click here and then click on the link to find out what’s happening!
Have a look at the above video and see for yourself what an exciting Challenge this is! The video was made during the 2013 National Final event. For more information about the Final, and to see over 350 photographs of the day, click here. There are also some video clips on YouTube at JagCarsMIMChallenge.
The Jaguar Maths in Motion Challenge is now in its 15th season and, if the emails and teacher evaluations we receive are anything to go by, it is getting more popular than ever before! It has engaged and motivated more than 1,000,000 young people over the last decade. Our aims are simple; to help raise standards of achievement in mathematics across an age range of 8 to 16, to help motivate students generally, to show students of all abilities that maths can be fun and that there is a reason for doing it! We are also committed to helping them consider taking up careers in engineering wherever possible! Using tried and tested ‘Cloud’ based software that simulates the setting up of a racing car, students, working in small teams, complete a series of STEM relevant tasks in an effort to produce the perfect car. This ‘virtual’ car is then entered into a competitive race in the hope of winning it. The Challenge also involves students racing against teams from other schools and countries.The competitiveness of the Challenge will keep your students focussed for months! Just look at what is covered…
- Multiplication, Division
- Calculator work (or not!)
- 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
- And can you imagine what you could achieve in your STEM Club as well?
The Challenge is now recognised as something that not only motivates both the students and teachers who take part, it also brings a freshness to the teaching and learning of mathematics across the board. Indeed, from teacher feedback, it has become clear that the Challenge, and what it is achieving, is stretching way beyond the maths classroom and into all walks of school life! Why not contact us today and let your students join in the fun?
The Challenge is recognised by the STEM Directories as being a scheme to enhance and enrich the learning of students and are also linked to the curriculum of all years and age groups. Click here for more information.
Students taking part in the Challenge are eligible to register for a Bronze CREST Award as we are a ‘Linked Scheme’.
Click Here for full details.
As an approved Linked Scheme, we are delighted to confirm that time spent working on the Challenge completing a CREST Bronze Award can now count towards the ‘Skills’ section for a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award too! This section of the DofE aims to inspire young people to develop practical skills, and personal interests – just like the Challenge!
You can find out more about this at by clicking here or by contacting your local CREST co-ordinator.
Like and follow our Facebook and Twitter pages to join in the fun with ‘The World of Cars Maths in Motion’.
The Toshiba@BETT Challenge Race was run today. Click here to see who won and the dozens of photos that we took.
We are delighted to welcome Butlers College, Perth, to the Challenge – the third school in Western Australia to join with us. Maths teacher Jim O’Neill is looking forward to a competitive season of racing (and so are his pupils!) once the World Cup rugby has finished!!
Thanks go to Blackwood Comprehensive in Caerphilly and Queen Elizabeth’s School in Crediton for hosting two briiliant training sessions this week. Lots of enthusiastic teachers and lots of good education!
The teacher training at Chatham and Clarendon Grammar in Ramsgate today was awesome! Click here for more information.
Today saw 15 Jaguar Apprentices using the software. To find out what they were doing, click here.
Delighted to announce that Kingston Primary School, Australind, has just been appointed the Challenge Centre of Excellence for Western Australia. Contact Tanya Uren, Deputy Principal, on Tanya.Uren@education.wa.edu.au if you interested in joining in the fun!!
Click here to see the Summer Fun Race results.
We’ve just found out that if you get a CREST BRONZE award it also counts as 10hrs towards the Children’s University Passport to Learning. How good is that?
We had a brilliant two days with nearly 60 Y4, Y5 and Y6 children. If you want to see some photos click here
Watch it again by following this link (audio maybe unstable but picture is brilliant!!) http://youtu.be/qwgTujWVkdI
UNITY Trust, held a Final all of their own yesterday at CTC Kingshurst, Birmingham and Kingsbury Primary School won it!! It looks like the celebrations were just about to start. Click here photos!
We are delighted to welcome Qatar International School, Doha, to the Challenge – the first school in the Middle East to join with us. Maths teacher Harun Patel is looking forward to a competitive season of racing (and so are his pupils!).