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MARLING SCHOOL WINATSCHOOL 2014 WINNERS

Gloucestershire school takes first prize at the WinAtSchool Final at the RSS in London

After 2 very close rounds and 26 questions Marling School from Gloucestershire claimed the £2,500 prize as they came out as clear winners, no tie breaker required this year, with a fantastic 67 points out of a possible 78.

Kesteven and Grantham Girls Grammar School, Lincolnshire came second with 66 points and a prize of £1,000 while Lady Manners School, Derbyshire took third with 59. Worthy of a mention is Colyton Grammar School from Devon who only missed out on third place and the £500 prize by one question.

We would like to thank all who took part, students, teachers and guests, and made the day and the competition such a fantastic experience. For more details and to find out how your school can take part and win next year visit WinAtSchool.org.uk.

FIRST – MARLING SCHOOL
SECOND – KESTEVEN & GRANTHAM GIRLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL
THIRD – LADY MANNERS SCHOOL

 Pictured: Professor David Hand OBE (right) and Neil Sheldon (left) present Marling School with the WinAtSchool 2014 first prize at the RSS in London.

 Pictured: Professor David Hand OBE (right) and Neil Sheldon (left) present Marling School with the WinAtSchool 2014 first prize at the RSS in London.


 
 
WinAtSchool at the Big Bang Fair
 

The RSSCSE Team attended the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham on 13th  – 16th April 2014, to showcase the WinAtSchool Big Bang Quiz, a live interactive mathematics and statistics quiz. The activity was enjoyed by children, university students, parents and teachers who competed against each other to win prizes. The activity was a taster for the WinAtSchool Final that has prizes of up to £3,000 for winning schools.

To register your school for WinAtSchool and for further details visit WinAtSchool.org.uk


 

Teaching Statistics in British Secondary Schools

What do trainee Mathematics teachers know about teaching Statistics in British Secondary Schools?

The launch of the results of research into the extent and form of statistics knowledge and pedagogy in British PGCE Mathematics courses was held on the 26 September at the Royal Statistical Society in London.

“I’m clear on the curriculum but not how to teach it (Statistics)”

“(Statistics is) used in other subjects, but not given justice because students don’t understand the purpose, usually because the teacher doesn’t”

Are these damning indictments of the way statistics is regarded in training Mathematics teachers?

Read more...
 

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