Cars Maths in Motion Workshop Day

BJPCE Limited
  • The Challenge involves students working together in small teams (2-4).
  • These teams set up virtual racing cars and then compete against each other in a Formula 1 Grand Prix type race.
  • The early stages are offline measuring the track with rulers, string and protractors.
  • Teams then work together online to set up their car, run practice laps, decide their pit strategy based on the weather and, finally, to compete in one or two races.
  • Teachers are welcome to join in, observe and/or help – that is entirely up to you.
  • I have run these with no adult help but generally prefer it if the school provide at least 1 teacher for supervision. I quite often find there are 3-4 teachers in the room once others see what is going on.
Expected outcomes

Maths subject knowledge:

  • measurement of angles and lengths
  • interpreting graphical data
  • concept of optimisation and improvement
  • estimation
  • calculation of percentages, durations, distance and fuel needed

Enquiry skills:

  • Working scientifically
  • Predicting and measuring

Other skills:

  • Teamwork
  • Co-operation
  • Following instructions
  • Problem solving
To book this activity, please contact:
Brian Egles

BJPCE Limited
KT22 Leatherhead Surrey

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How to take part/get started

For large groups a gym/hall is ideal but adjacent classrooms work well provided there is enough room for everyone to “squash in” to a larger area to watch the race.
Each team needs one device with a reasonable size screen with an internet connection (PC/laptop/tablet/iPad).
Devices must have good battery life or a way charge. It is OK to swap fresh devices in as the work is based on the login and not stored on the physical device.



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