Jaguar Cars – Maths in Motion Challenge for Schools 2004/05

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Jaguar Cars – Maths in
Motion Challenge for Schools
Brian Richardson
Partner
Software for
Schools
Cambridgeshire Software
House
What’s it all about?
 Helping to raise standards in mathematics
 Engaging and motivating children
 Embedding ICT into the curriculum
 Demonstrating that maths can be fun
 Using maths in a practical way
 Using simulation software effectively
 Sharing information online
 Challenging gifted and talented pupils.
Supporting Mathematics
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Percentages
Calculations using calculator
work (or not!)
Fractions
Ratios, chance, risk, strategy
Measure, scale
Speed, distance, time
Interpreting graphs
2007 – 2008 Season
 Very successful season with 38 Primary schools and 6
Secondary school participating in the online leagues
 The KS2 Bradford Champions were Margaret McMillan
 The KS3 Bradford Champions were Beckfoot
Grammar
 The KS4 Bradford Champions were Titus Salt School
 Margaret McMillan reached the National Finals and
finished 4th
 We held two successful F2F races; one winter and one
summer.
2008 – 2009 Season
 47 Primary schools have registered to take part this
season
 Top 4 schools in the league qualify for the Bradford
Final plus 3 schools from a play off.
 6 Secondary schools have registered and they will all
qualify for the Bradford Final if they participate in 3 or
more online races
 Teacher’s league?
There are 3 age banded competitions
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Children in KS2 (team of 4)
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Children in KS3 (team of 2)
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Children in KS4 (team of 2)
Organisation
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The curriculum ICT team will provide training and
support for all schools through Challenge CLC and
Greenhead CLC.
All schools will be placed in online leagues and the
top teams in the league will compete against each
other to produce a Bradford Champion.
The Bradford Champions at each KS will be entered
into the National Final Race.
All initial training will be at the CLCs and will take
place in September.
An Education Bradford Consultant will be available to
support all schools where possible.
Most support will be via email and the website.
Extras
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Schools supported with developing blogs, videoblogs and
podcasts using ‘Honeycomb’
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Training opportunities for Honeycomb will be in November.
The Bradford final will contain winners from the leagues and
the top 3 cars in the play off.
We are working on sponsorship and the possibility of a
Karting day out as a prize.
Regular emails will be sent to registered users of online
races, F2F events and training
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All details are on www.skillspace.com/bradict
The time Scale
Training
Online
races
Winter
F2F
Online
races
Sept
2008
Oct - Dec
2008
Dec.
2008
Jan - Mar
2009
School
Finals
Apr - May
2009
Reg
Finals
Nat
Final
Summer
F2F
May
2009
June
2009
June
2009
Online Races will be run approximately every 3
weeks from October through to March.
Training Dates.
Two adults and up to 3 children from the
school can attend the training sessions
 24/9/07 Challenge CLC 9.30 – 11.30
 30/9/07 Challenge CLC 9.30 – 11.30
 1/10/07 Challenge CLC 9.30 – 11.30
 2/10/07 Greenhead CLC 9.30 – 11.30
 All registration is online via links on the
website
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A more detailed look.
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Each team consists of 4 pupils (KS2) & 2
pupils(KS3 & KS4).
Each team has to prepare a grand prix car for
a chosen circuit and weather conditions.
The track has to be measured and
categorised.
The car has to be tuned.
Optimum speeds have to be set for each area
of the track.
A race plan has to be put together to decide
on tyre changes, refuelling, etc.
The car is submitted for the race.
Getting Started
Load up software
 Click on name
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First steps – Team Home Page
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Decide ‘Temperament’ – makes a difference
Own picture?
Team livery?
‘Back’ out
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Start ‘desk’ work
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The Track Plan
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Using string, calculate length of track
Using the key on the Track Plan,
decide what each feature is by……
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Estimating, then measuring each STRAIGHT and, using
the scale, decide if it is a long, medium or short straight
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Estimating, then measuring the angle on each BEND and,
using templates/protractor, decide whether it is a long,
medium or tight bend. TAKE NO NOTICE OF WHAT THE
TRACK DOES.
Extend the lines until they cross and measure this angle
Planning Sheet 1
Planning Sheet 2
Workshop Adjustments….
get the red bars as high as possible but …..
…. make sure you consider how many of each feature you have
Race Planning
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Click to set to the feature
type
Set to your actual safe
speeds
Click here to transfer
speeds to main table
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ALL CARS HAVE TO
HAVE AT LEAST 1
SUCCESSFUL
PRACTICE LAP TO
GET INTO THE RACE
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Click here to run a
practice lap
Practice Lap Report – If you see a
report with orange or red bars, watch out!
Weather Conditions
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Track:
Laps:
Weather:
Albert Park, melbourne
50
14.00 Showers
14.15 Showers
14.30 Showers
14.45 Showers
15.00 Dry
15.15 – 16.00 Sunny
Pit Team Briefing
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? Tyres at Start
? Fuel at Start
? Any pit stops to
change tyres/add
fuel – 20 second
penalty
The more fuel, the
heavier you will be
What’s the weather
forecast?
New features for 2008 - 2009
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Ability to save your car data to an external destination
so that you can have multiple saves of your car as
you progress to revert back to.
KS3 and KS4 will be using the ‘Rule 4’ for fuel
consumption as the season progresses.
More video tutorials on how to use the software and
tips on getting best performance
Video tutorials to support the pupils use of
mathematical skills and concepts required to create a
competitive car.
Input from the school
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Online registration of school with reliable e-mail
account
Allocate a staff member as the school representative
Purchase of software or receive free upgrade
Installation of software before online races start
Set up the challenge as a class project or after school
club
School to complete a form from each child to allow
use of images and take responsibility of this
Input from the school
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Attend training sessions offered
Check e-mail / website to get details for each online
race
Enter data into the software and ensure team names
are correctly set up
Run a race in school and save the winning car for
that race
Email your winning car to me before the deadline for
that race
If possible, attend the F2F events
Encourage pupils to use the website, Honeycomb
and available support resources
Input from Education Bradford
and the CLCs
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Provide free training and free support
Liaise with school representative
Setup and monitor Honeycomb
Provide race details for each online race
Run the online races and update all results and
tables online
Support production of podcasts, videocasts and
blogs with schools using Honeycomb
Provide medals, certificates and trophies for the
winners
Provide a series of Face to Face races
Setting up drivers and exporting cars
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Please ensure that the team name for your car
contains the school name. The driver’s names can be
anything within reason.
Set up a separate team for each of the groups of
children who are building a car.
When exporting your car to email me choose the
fastest car in your school for that race and ensure the
file is labelled as using the following format
Race1-school-league.
For example Parkwood school would be
Race1ParkwoodSenna
Online support
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All details of online races, results, tables, schedule,
how to guides, etc. Are available on
www.skillspace.com/bradict