Local Pupils Crack "unsolveable" maths problem
By Funkymaths | Monday, May 23, 2011, 11:08
Y5 pupils from Grove Junior School in Southdown recently cracked what was thought by many professional mathematicians to be an unsolvable problem. The 12 pupils were participating in a Funky Maths workshop led by Scratch Learning and were challenged to build 3 houses and then connect gas, electricity and water supply to the houses - but without the pipes crossing each other! The pupils used their creativity and ingenuity to solve the problem. Funky Maths is a workshop that uses large plastic tubes, shapes and connectors that enables pupils to construct large 2D and 3D geometric shapes. The pupils are set a series of challenges that aims to make maths fun, exciting and inspirational.
Pupils connect the gas supply!
Give me 5! Pupils make 7 squares from 5!
Neil Mawdsley, Funky Maths Workshop leader and Scratch Learning MD commented: "the pupils were incredibly insightful and were brilliant at thinking outside the box!"
Nina Lorenzini, Numeracy Team Leader at Grove Junior commented. "The Funky Maths workshop led by Scratch Learning was outstanding. The pupils really engaged with the fun but challenging maths problem solving activities. The materials used generated a real buzz and brought out the creative and imaginative side of our pupils"