News about ‘Maths’

Hats Off to Lessons on Money!

Hats off to lessons on money!

Pupils in Year 9 Maths lessons have been learning about finance in the last few weeks of term. We think it is important for pupils to learn about how to manage money before they leave school. Here are pupils from 9S enjoying the “Cats Bats Hats” activity. This involved pupils being divided into “buyers” and… Read more »

Year 5 Maths & English Workshops

This week we had fifty Year 5 pupils join us from our local primary schools to attend Maths and English workshops. The Maths workshop was out of this world! A special alien named “Quincey” showed us how the aliens on his planet count using a base 5 number system i.e. the only digits they use… Read more »

Regional Maths Challenge Finalists

Regional Maths Challenge Finalists

This week, Year 8 pupils Kacey Cavill, Rosie Weatherall and Year 9 pupils Bradley Hall and Cerys Hotchkiss from Year 9 took part in the regional final of the UKMT Junior Team Maths Challenge. They completed four different challenges designed to promote mathematical dexterity, teamwork and communication skills. Our goal was to make the top… Read more »

International Pi Day

International Pi Day

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π. Pi Day is observed on March 14th and to celebrate the Maths department hosted various activities throughout the day for both staff and pupils to participate in. This included quizzes, a lunch time computer competition and a staff Pi cake competition. The cake competition… Read more »

More Innovative Maths

Maths

An experiment to give pupils a different way of revising was used in Maths lessons recently. Mr Whatley brought a large number of pupils to the Hall. In each corner were the letters A, B, C and D. Using the website “Diagnostic Questions” Mr Whatley was able to challenge the pupils’ understanding of some key maths… Read more »

Walking, Talking Maths Revision

Last Thursday saw the return of the “Walking Talking” mock exam at Test Valley School. All Year 11 pupils were able to experience how to achieve 100% in a real GCSE Maths exam. The twist was that Mr Whatley or Mrs Luckham were doing the test alongside them: explaining how to answer questions, show workings and… Read more »

Numeracy Ninjas

Graphic by Hector Gomez.

The Maths department are excited to announce the introduction of Numeracy Ninjas to Test Valley School. Numeracy Ninjas is a numeracy intervention designed to fill gaps in pupils’ basic mental calculation strategies and also to empower them with the numeracy skills and fluency required to fully access GCSE Maths concepts. Mr Whatley (Head of Mathematics) added: “Through growth mind-sets and… Read more »

The Maths Challenge Continues

As part of the Test Valley Challenge, the Maths department have put together a series of Maths Challenges for both pupils and staff to participate in. These appear on a fortnightly basis and can be entered by individuals. Key Stage 4 pupils are encouraged to participate as well and will get the same achievement points as… Read more »

Maths Challenge

As part of the Test Valley Challenge the Maths department have put together a series of Maths Challenges for both pupils and staff to participate in. These appear on a fortnightly basis and can be entered by individuals. Key Stage 4 pupils are encouraged to participate as well and will get the same achievement points as… Read more »