It has been a busy year for numeracy at Myton.
Students have competed in a number of regional maths competitions including the Maths Feast (Year 10), Senior Team Maths Challenge (Year 12 and 13), the Big Maths Quiz (Year 10 – first place) and the AMSP Maths Picnic (Year 9 – first place).
Myton’s Fantasy Football Premier League competition was won by Ruairi (Year 13), who finished in the top 1% of over 11 million players worldwide. Dexter (Year 8) scooped the top prize for the Fantasy World Cup League with an equally impressive performance.
Our Pi-Day Speaking Contest was won by Lucas (Year 9), who displayed unbelievable memory skills to recite the first 137 digits of Pi correctly! Selena (Year 9) won the school’s Numeracy Ninja Competition, with a perfect score of 30 out of 30 in just 1 minute 43 seconds!
We have held poster competitions, ninja clubs and ninja rewards as we continue to find inspiring ways to help students develop and enjoy their numeracy.
We are also working on co-ordinating the teaching of numeracy across Maths and Science to achieve a cohesive teaching strategy across subjects.
Our numeracy puzzle of the fortnight has been running throughout the year, and have ranged from number puzzles to estimating the length of the Maths corridor. Next year we aim to add a competitive element!
This fortnight’s puzzle is a pair of questions from this summer’s GCSE Maths exam. The first question is grade 4, and the second is grade 8. Can you solve them?
A cube has a total surface area of 150 cm2
Work out the volume of the cube.
7 kg of carrots and 5 kg of tomatoes cost a total of 480p
Cost of 1 kg of carrots : cost of 1 kg of tomatoes = 5 : 9
Work out the cost of 1 kg of carrots and the cost of 1 kg of tomatoes.
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