Maths Week – Mini Olympics, Pizza Maths & More!

Primary 1 – 7 held a mini-Olympics as part of their Maths Week Scotland challenges.  The children watched a video from  Olympic athlete Eilish
McColgan all about how she uses maths in her training.  They then looked at some of the events that took place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and discussed where maths was used.  Not content with being spectators, everyone went outdoors and got active in a range of physical challenges.  The children timed their personal best to see how many of each activity they could complete within the timeframe allowed.

Winning at Maths and Movement!





Next on the agenda was a live NFU session where P5 – 7 calculated air miles for just 3 toppings for making pizzas. The children then compared these ingredients with other choices to see if substitutions could be made to lesson air miles.  The focus was using our maths to calculate the environmental impact on food choices as part of learning for sustainability.

Every child participated in a Fun Maths Roadshow provided by D & G STEM.  Problem-solving activities were presented to learners in free-flowing carousel activity stations which encompassed both challenge and enjoyment. 

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