The UK Jaguar Maths in Motion Championship was held at the National Heritage Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire this week.
We are incredibly proud of Sam Bowyer and Jackson Leech (Year 10) who reached the finals having beaten off competition from 100,000 young entrants from all over the UK. The boys finished 10th in their age range and, as well as showing themselves to be two of the best mathematicians in the country, they represented the Academy with great skill and aplomb.
Not only that but our very own Mrs Keegan, who works hard every year to get pupils involved in the challenge, came a hugely impressive 2nd in the National Staff Final.
The Jaguar Cars Maths in Motion Challenge has now become well established in the calendars of many schools as a way of engaging children of all ages and abilities in an exciting and motivating mathematics based project. The software is suitable for all ages from 9 upwards. It is an ideal base for a primary school maths project, for a ‘transition years’ project or for general use with older students throughout secondary school.
The Challenge involves students working together in small teams, who compete against each other in an effort to win a Grand Prix type race and become U.K. Champions. This activity involves a wide range of basic mathematical skills, some practical, being used and applied.
The team who developed the software for the Maths Challenge, Cambridgeshire Software House , ran a brilliant day – an exciting software development company with great ideas, an innovative spirit and an excellent relationship with their customers.