Maths Week 2018

Today Euan and Jamie from Corum Estate Agent visited P6 to talk about how they use Maths in their day to day job. When advising clients who are buying/selling houses, we learned that they need to work out running costs,¬†calculate interest etc. Mental maths plays a big part in an estate agent’s job as they often need to calculate costs on the spot.

Euan is lucky enough to run his own business, so he taught us about some of the budgeting that he does day to day. For example he has to pay rent, pay his staff, pay tax etc. It is important that his earnings are higher than his spenditure, otherwise his business would go into debt.

 

Who tried to poison Paddington?

P6b had a great morning investigating a crime scene! They were called in to investigate 4 suspects who may have tried to poison poor Paddington Bear. This involved a number of experiments in which they had to separate mixtures and conduct chemical reactions. Thankfully their skills in fingerprinting, chromatography, and using UV light helped them to narrow down their search. With the help of PC Grant and considering the suspects’ motives, they were able to identify the guilty suspect – Mr Trunchbull!