The point for discussion this week.
Which are there more of; tiles on the roof of the Gryphon or hairs on Mr Lane’s head?
Do the metal panels on the Science roof count as tiles?
Can you include Mr Lane’s beard?
I was having a discussion with Mr Ovenden the other day, when he came up with quite an interesting question. How far is 10 minutes?
If I ask someone how far away they live it really irritates me when they say I live 10 minutes away. I cycle everywhere and that doesn’t help me.
Did they walk, drive, skate, fly, swim? Does it take them that long to get their teleporter warmed up so they can beam to school?
Do they have to get over some challenging terrain?
You get the idea.
Give me an answer for how far 10 minutes is. The best post gets a sugar based reward.
(High-speed photographs by Lex Augusteijn capture the moment a bullet hits a water droplet)
Where did you find maths in this picture? Did you discuss what the picture could have looked like 1 second before or after? Do you have any interesting maths based question about this picture? The best point gets a prize!
You have the positive integers:
a, b, c, d
The product combinations are:
ab, ac, ad, bc, bd, cd
The product of a, b, c and d equal (in no particular order):
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, x
What are a, b, c and d?
So, a few of the maths department are venturing out on a Tuesday evening to take part in a social gathering named “Maths Jam”. Each time they come back with problems for us all to get our teeth into so we decided to share them and see what you come up with…Missing Money:
3 mathematicians are staying in a hotel room.
It costs £300 for a night, so each pays £100.
Later, the hotel manager realises it should have been £250, so sends a porter with £50 to give back.
To keep things simple, the mathematicians take £10 each, leaving the porter with £20.
So, each mathematician has now paid £90, the porter has £20, totalling £290.
Where has the missing £10 gone?
There is a new code breaking competition out! The University of Manchester have released a cryptography competition that is open to years 7-11. It consists of 6 chapters and you are allowed up to 4 team members! There are prizes at the end of every chapter, “spot” prizes after each chapter, as well for overall winners. What a great opportunity!
Any 6th form that want to have a go need to register as a team that is NOT eligible for prizes…