Numeracy Week 2014
At the end of the September I organised and ran my schools first ever numeracy week, with a theme of ‘Maths in the Movies’. Throughout the week, students in all subjects completed numeracy tasks within lessons. A few examples of this are: English where the pupils designed tension graphs; history where students made human timelines, French where the year 7 students did number sequences and PE where the students calculated the speed of their shots In hockey. There was a buzz of activity around the whole school, with both students and staff being excited and talking about numeracy across the curriculum throughout the week.
We were visited on the Wednesday by Dr Katie Steckles, from ‘Think Maths’, who gave interactive talks to studentss from year 7 to 9 on Freaky Probability. Within these talks, she managed to solve the rubrics cube in 1 minute and 27 seconds; the year 7 students were particularly in awe with this. Within years 10 and 11 she delivered a talk on Maths in the Simpsons to our higher examination pupils. Students were entranced by this talk and with several students saying they “can’t help but look for maths” every time they watch The Simpsons.
There was competitions and events happening throughout the week, with numeracy mazes in the library, the 1-100 challenge and the Mavatar competition for the Maths Twitter account launch.
Morning Form Time
Students within morning form time where ask to reflect on how numerate they had been and complete coding activities. The video clip is a small part of 'the knowing film' from YouTube.