Oct 2020 Marr College Newsletter 09 - Page 13

Issue Number 09 | October 2020
Maths Week Success
Written
by
Kathryn
Muir , S6
During the week of
Monday
28thof
September
until
Sunday 4 th October ,
the
schools
Math
department joined in
with Maths Week as
well as many other
schools
across
Scotland .
The department ran
some
exciting
activities for our junior
to get them involved
and to promote the
importance of maths .
The first activity run for
the Junior School was
our S1-S3 Mathletics
competition .
This
involved pupil getting
involved and playing
games to gain points .
All
points
gained
were
tuned
into
house
points
and
awarded
to
everyone , so a very
big
well
done
to
everyone who took
part
and
gained
points for their houses !
The pupil with the
highest points totals
at the end of Maths Week will be awarded a £ 10 Costa voucher for being Marr College ’ s Mathletics Champion . Our top three Mathletes are Olivia Dearing ( 1w ) in first place , Lucy Quinn ( 2W ) in second place and Caitriona Dearing ( 2W ) in third place , congratulations !
The Junior School were also able to get involved in a variety of House Group Challenges , testing their teamwork skills and maths skills to win more house points . They worked together to solve team challenges , murder mysteries and relay races . Well done to everyone who worked in teams to solve the problems and gain house points , a great way to support your houses ! Finally , the Maths Department organised a Maths
Inside Photo Competition for the whole school to get involved . The goal of this competition was to look for maths in our everyday lives and take some snaps of what maths we can see .
This competition got us thinking about where maths is in our lives every day . A very big well done and congratulations to all our winners and participants in Maths Week this year and , of course , a massive thank you to the Maths Department and Mrs McCue for organising such a fantastic week !
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