BHS holds Maths Science Week
The week starting October 21 saw the 18th BHS annual Maths Science Week, during which time students were able to combine their knowledge in these two subject areas, using both their creative and problem-solving skills.
Some excellent collaborative work was evident throughout the week as the students enthusiastically tackled the tasks set for them. Students were divided by Year Group and into the School Houses with prizes given out to the top scoring House in each Year Group.
Year 7 used several different methods to estimate the area of their skin and constructed some wonderful models of the structure of the skin.
Congratulations to Barr and Tothill who tied for first place.
Year 8 designed and built miniature crazy golf holes, using their knowledge of geometry, friction, scale drawing, etc.
For this Year Group congratulations go to Middleton as the winners.
Year 9 students were set the task of constructing a game to teach any mathematical or scientific concept. All sorts of ideas were evident in their creations, including speed, distance and time, the solar system, number sequences, and many more.
The winner for this Year Group was Barr.
Year 10 students were set the task of designing and building a parachute with a set canopy area of any shape, with intention that the decent be as slow as possible. Some very interesting work was witnessed, including transposing area formula and geometric drawing.
The most successful team for Year 10 was Hastings.
BHS IB1 students grappled with several logic problems centring on mathematics and science and various number puzzles. After much brain pain, Middleton house prevailed as eventual winners in IB1.
The Final Results:
1st: Middleton, 343 points
2nd: Tothill, 334 points
3rd: Barr, 332 points
4th: Hastings, 324 points.
Well done to all of the students and staff involved in a most successful MSWXVIII.