P5S – Maths Week Day 1 – Bridge Challenge

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This afternoon as part of Maths Week we worked in our groups to create our own 2D/3D version of the Erskine Bridge. First we discussed the different shapes found on the bridge and why they were important; especially the triangular shapes the cables make.

Next we planned our design on whiteboards and then used the resources provided to complete our designs.

Finally we had to complete information cards showing what we know about the Erskine Bridge. For example, did you know that the bridge was opened to the public on the 2nd July 1971? Do you remember when it was a toll bridge and drivers had to pay 60p to cross the bridge?

Here we are hard at work.

Have a look at our completed designs. How did we do?

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