Maths Challenge

Members of the Multiplex team organised a two day maths challenge at Carlton Primary School in Camden. Staff spent two days with 60 students aged 9 and 10 years old.

The team were there to promote the importance of maths in any profession, especially construction. This was delivered in a variety of methods including quizzes, film clips from an Engineer, QS and Designer as well as maths exercises.

It was then followed with a group exercise building a tower. The group nominated a Manager, Designer, Money Calculator and Time Watcher in each group.

Between them all they designed a tower, calculated the materials needed to build it and built the tower in a set time. The size and volume of the structure was then measured and the exercise concluded with a group presentation and a ‘hurricane’ test to ensure their tower kept standing.

The students were fully engaged and enjoyed the practical challenge of building a tower. The teachers were very positive about the learning experience the students had and grateful for a bit of time off!

“It was really fun because we got to actually do activities to help us do the maths.” Stephanie.

“It was fun because we got to do activities… and it was with maths which was exciting!” Sienna.

“It was amazing. It inspires you to work in Multiplex and help people understand maths and designing.” Bilal.

“I found the measuring a bit tricky, but I still persevered and I won the competition to build the tallest tower!” Archie.

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