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Come and see us on Stand C140 at BETT 2015………….

Toshiba have organised a ‘Maths in Motion BETT Challenge’ involving 14 schools.  Students from local Primary and Secondary schools will be setting up cars throughout the Show with the race taking place ‘LIVE’ on the internet at 2.30pm, Friday afternoon. Do come along and see us and give them your support!

 

 

What the Challenge involves... watch the children who do it!!

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.

Welcome to The Challenge

The Challenge is now in its 14th season and, if the emails and teacher evaluations we receive are anything to go by, it is getting more popular than ever before! 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! Using tried and tested software that simulates the setting up of a racing car, students will encounter a variety of mathematical tasks (some practical) in an effort to win a series of races! The competitiveness of the Challenge will keep your students focussed for months! Just look at what is covered…

- Percentages
- 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.

We are delighted to announce that we have just been awarded the CPD Standard accreditation from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics for our teacher training courses. If you are interested in finding out more about these please contact us or for our range of training courses, click here.

 

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.

 

 

Recent News

Like and follow our Facebook and Twitter pages to join in the fun with ‘The World of Cars Maths in Motion’.

First Ever Cloud Based Race in Australia

16th December 2014

Kingston Primary School in Western Australia raced for the first time today. Click here to see who won!

Primary Champs do Lap of Honour at Silverstone!

26th November 2014

Our Primary National Champions visited Silverstone Circuit today. Click here to see what fun they had!

Harrow School, Beijing Win Autumn Fun Race!

27th October 2014

The team representing Harrow School, Beijing won this week’s Autumn Fun Race and second place went to Prestwood Junior School, Buckinghamshire. Completing the podium was Blackheath High School, LB of Greenwich . This is the first time that a school in China has won one of our races so a big ‘Well Done!’ goes to them from all of us.

Bankfoot Primary on Global TV!

29th August 2014

The team recently appeared on Geo TV News – click here to watch them and listen to what they said. Well done all of you!

Woodley Racers!!

3rd July 2014

We spent an afternoon racing with the teams at Woodley C of E Primary School, Wokingham. Click here to see the photos and to listen to how Poppy and Ben got their CREST Awards. There is also a photo of the individuals who qualified for a CREST Bronze Award. A particular ‘Well Done’ goes to Lewis who is just 8 years old!

Primary Winners on BBC Radio!!

2nd July 2014

St Joseph’s R.C. Primary School, Billingham are invited to talk to BBC Tees about their recent success in winning the 2013/14 Primary Challenge. Click here to see the photos.

2013 National Champions Visit Jaguar

25th April 2014

Andre and Michael took over 20 of their friends for a guided tour of the Jaguar Plant at Castle Bromwich. Click here for full details and photos.

Why We Love Jaguar Maths – A poem by Chloe and Imogen (Hemlington Hall Academy School)

12th February 2014

We love Jaguar, it’s the best
It is certainly better than the rest
Every step we learn
Is a new corner we turn
So don’t delay
Make the Final today!

A Day Out in the Fast Lane!

29th November 2013

A group of pupils from the Maths in Motion Club at The Compton School, LB of Barnet, visited Silverstone race circuit today as part of their prize for being the 2013 Overall National Champions. Click here to read the report that was sent to us by Amirali, Y7.

Teacher training days in Newham

10th and 11th October 2013

The last two days of teacher training in the Borough were successfully completed and Natasha won the last race of all! Well done everyone for making these days so enjoyable…..here’s to next year!

We visit Great Ormond Street Hospital School

17th June 2013

We have just spent a lovely afternoon at Gt. Ormond Street Hospital School and are delighted to tell everyone that they are going to do this year’s Challenge. The children (never mind the teachers!) think that the 2014 trophy has their name on it!! Are there any more hospital school’s out there wanting to join in?