Skip to content

Maths Charity Week

June 15, 2012

I’m planning on running a Maths charity week at school. Each day would have a simple competition with a 10p entry. So far I think:
Estimate sweets in a (large) jar. Win: the sweets
Estimate the weight (mass) of a six pack of coca-cola. Win: the cola
Estimate how many CDs (in cases) would fit end to end down the Maths corridor? Win: a CD or DVD of the winner’s choice

I need two more ideas in a similar vein please.

UPDATE:

Suggestion from Emily (@ilovemathsgames) is to estimate the number of pages in a book (sealed up) and win an Amazon voucher.

Suggestion from Carol (@Caro_lann) is to have a “where’s Dave” competition with a picture of me somewhere. Whoever’s closest wins tickets to that place.

One more from me. I’m going to roll 10 dice and multiply the scores together. What will the result be? whoever’s closest wins…. not sure yet

Advertisements

From → Uncategorized

2 Comments
  1. Anonymous permalink

    Guess the average or total (whichever you think would work best) age of all the teaches (or possibly just the teachers in the maths department). Winner gets a year planner/calendar/diary.Guess the average or total (whichever you think would work best) height of all the teaches (or possibly just the teachers in the maths department). Winner gets a geometry set.Divide a diagram of the Maths’ corridor into grid squares. Pick a grid square as the prize square and then provide a set of mathematical problems which give clues to its location. Winner wins a bag of chocolate coins.

  2. Anonymous permalink

    <html><head></head><body bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><div>Those are all really good ideas. I like the average age of all Maths teachers as it encourages estimation.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>The treasure hunt idea is great too. It’d take too much to set it up for this year but I’ll store that one away for next year.&nbsp;</div><div>Thanks very much.&nbsp;<br><br></div></body></html>

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: