Thursday, 21 June 2012

Fun and games with maths.

While we are all waiting for summer sunshine to arrive, a group of Year 4 pupils travelled to Tower Hill Primary to participate in an exciting  Rushmoreable maths challenge.The children were given a great variety of  challenges which involved applying their knowledge of shape to calculate the internal angles of polygons using tessellation ,  their angle expertise to crack open a safe and probably the most amusing challenge of  all-working out how a single piece of A4 paper can be passed over a person's body using only a pair of scissors. Why not have a go at this yourself on one of our rainy "summer"afternoons? The pictures below show it can be done! Well done to Scott and James (who were the first to find a solution to the paper problem) Katelyn, Christian, Stanley and Cassandra who demonstrated many of the Olympic values we have been focussing on in school .

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