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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Mercers Maths and Models

Our Maths and Models project, funded by the Mercers’ Company, is now well underway. Since the beginning of term we have been working with three primary schools in Hackney and Tower Hamlets to explore the maths behind the architecture and design of buildings on their local high street.  At the end of the project we will have delivered four workshops to one class of Year 5 (aged 9-10 years) in each school.  The workshops are designed to encourage children to develop their knowledge and skills in several areas of the Key Stage 2 maths curriculum, including shape, scale, estimation and measurement.

The aim of the project is to bring maths alive by helping the children learn some complicated mathematical concepts though application to real life situations.  Each of the four workshops include model-making, and it is anticipated that the final outcome will be a scale model of the schools’ local high streets.   

We are delighted to have the support of architects from Hawkins Brown and SheppardRobson in developing and delivering this project.  Whilst the architects are keen develop their engagement skills, they will also give the children the opportunity learn how maths is used in the real world.

Watch this space as for how our model high street develops!

You can read more about this project here http://www.hawkinsbrown.com/studio/building-exploratory

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