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Friday, 22 June 2012
A group of Sixth Form girls visited Manchester University where
they discovered how Maths is used in 'real life'.
The morning began with a lecture on the subject, before girls
split into groups to work on a mini project for the rest of the
The girls had to decide on something that they wanted to
research, and using the internet and staff from the university,
they started to research the maths behind their ideas. One group
looked at the maths involved with making rollercoasters, one group
looked at the maths involved in a game called 'sprouts', and one
girl looked at the maths associated with birds flying into jet
engines! They presented their findings to the group at the end of
The girls enjoyed the visit and were enthusiastic and engaged in
the activities all through the day.
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