The Jaguar Maths in Motion Challenge is huge, and it has a special event for World Maths Day
The 100,000 young people across the world who participate in the Jaguar Maths in Motion Challenge are getting a special treat to celebrate World Maths Day on March 2.
They have a new competition to find the student who can achieve the fastest practice lap around the Monaco circuit, within the challenge’s Cars in Motion software.
Brian Richardson, organiser of the Jaguar Maths in Motion Challenge, commented: “The Challenge has always sought to promote the real-world application of mathematics in a fun and engaging way. So we hope that a large number of our participating schools will take part in the World Maths Day event.
'An exciting and motivating competition
“It should be an exciting and motivating competition. There is currently a big movement to push STEM based learning to help fill the world shortage of engineers and what better way to learn while having some fun at the same time?”
While participants need to hone their mathematical skills to measure and scale off the features of the Monaco circuit as usual, they will also need to take more chances than usual. That’s because this competition is based on just one fast and furious lap of this exciting circuit. On top of this, there is always the added pressure of ensuring the car is prepared for the weather conditions on the day.
The student who achieves the fastest practice lap time will win a Satellite Pro Netbook for themselves, donated by Challenge partners Toshiba Northern Europe.
Subscribing schools will see the race automatically appear in their ‘Available Races’. Students only need to run Practice Laps and not enter the car into the race at the end. Only Practice Laps run on World Maths Day (March 2) will count. Full details have been emailed and are also within the software.
The Jaguar Maths in Motion Challenge for Schools is partnered by Jaguar Limited, Rapid Education Ltd., Cambridgeshire Software House, i-desk Solutions, Rising Stars UK Ltd, Kudlian Software, Toshiba UK, Parotec Solutions Ltd, Firestorm Software Ltd., LSS Interactive, Anderton Tiger Radio and Silverstone Circuits Ltd.
It is an accredited 'Linked Scheme' for the British Science Association's CREST Bronze Award (www.britishscienceassociation.org/crest) which also counts towards the ‘Skills’ section of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.