Girls Develop Research Skills at Manchester University
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 day.
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 afternoon.
The girls enjoyed the visit and were enthusiastic and engaged in the activities all through the day.