Four Year 8 students have successfully taken part in a series of Maths masterclasses organised by the Royal Institute and Staffordshire University.
Jack Gulliver, Charlotte Bradley, Robbie Cartlidge and Oscar Harte took part in six Mathematics masterclasses on their weekends to help extend their Maths skills to a higher level. All four students have a keen interest in Maths and seemed to have enjoyed the whole experience.
Sessions included looking at binary coding, probability, problem-solving and even the Maths behind juggling in what was a action-packed series of events.
Jack said, "It was really fun and I enjoyed the juggling and binary classes. I could see how Maths applied in real life."
Robbie agreed, "It was fun and I would love to do it all again, especially if there were more practicals as I learned a lot through those."
Oscar said, "I really enjoyed it - I like problem-solving and learning in different ways. We certainly did that in these masterclasses."
Charlotte commented, "I enjoyed the problem-solving too and was quite good at it. It was certainly much better than algebra!"
Their Maths teacher and Assistant Headteacher, Ms Knights, said "It was a great opportunity for four budding Mathematicians and they certainly got a lot out if it. The masterclasses showed how Maths is and can be used in everyday life and has certainly inspired them".
All four are considering future careers in Maths-related jobs with Jack considering a job in computer programming and Oscar as a Maths teacher.
The students will join countless other students in the UKMT Maths Challenge later this year.
Headteacher, Mr Christey, said "Well done to Jack, Robbie, Oscar and Charlotte for taking part in these masterclasses. It has clearly broadended their Mathematical minds and I am glad they have benefitted from them.
You have given up your free time to extend your learning which is highly commendable. I wish you the best of luck with your Maths Challenge later this year."
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