Maths Workshop

Maths Workshop

 Four students from Mr Doogan’s Year 9 maths class attended a maths workshop at Plymouth University last week.

The students investigated the number of pizza slices they could get depending on the number of times it was cut. It started out as a simple problem but quickly got quite complicated and some complex maths was required! The students also looked at estimation (for example how many litres of water would a human drink in a lifetime), and what presumptions they would have to make for their estimates to be as accurate as possible. Finally they looked at the mathematics behind a clever card trick – again the problem got quite complicated the further students investigated!

The students all really engaged in the day, worked well as a team and were a credit to the College. Well done to Luke, Connor  Joe and Kate.