Yesterday I took 11 of our top performing Y7 maths students to a fun day filled with mathematical challenges at National Museum Cardiff. Pupils had the opportunity to explore Dippy the Diplodocus, on tour from the Natural History Museum, and solve a range of dinosaur based problems!
Throughout the day they worked with various methods and formulae around the galleries including calculating how fast dinosaurs moved, measuring Dippy's skull and footprint and estimating the weight of a blue whale's skeleton.
This was an excellent opportunity to apply key mathematical skills outside of the classroom in a unique way across a range of exciting contexts and the students in attendance were a credit to the school and to themselves.
Mr Burnside, Maths Teacher