Another week, another great group of pupils from three of our Tees Valley Schools. Today is the first full scale version of Locomaths. The pupils have been challenged as HS2 style engineers who must work out cost effective, but socially and environmentally acceptable, routes across a typical landscape. Although some guidance has been given and clear costings rules, the aim of today is very much at developing teamwork to achieve a challenge. It has been clear to see that different groups have attempted the work in different ways, assigning different roles within each team. The task employs some pretty hefty contextual maths issues alongside effective use of persuasive language, a pitch if you like, based on the evidence that they collect whilst planning and researching. The HS2 website has been a really useful source of information for the considerations that must be taken into account.
Final presentations will be posted here at the end of the day but for now…
The video of their presentations is taking a while to upload along with some of the presentations they sent me. But when they appear they will be below with more pics from the day: