NASA in Aberdeen – “To Mars and Beyond”

Presented by Mason Markee and Douglas Wheelock

NASA Space “Discovery” and the use of Robotics in exploring Mars and beyond. Inspiring the Next Generation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

This schools talk, aimed at S2-S6 secondary school pupils, is an excellent opportunity to hear from NASA scientists and astronauts about careers that are quite literally out of this world!

Friday 23 March 2018
MacRobert Hall at Robert Gordon’s College
11:30 – 13:00

Please note that this is a different talk to 2017.

Each school is invited to nominate a maximum of 45 pupils with appropriate staff ratios. Additional spaces may become available depending on demand. There is no cost for this event.
     If interested – Please give your name to Mrs Campbell by 23/2/18


S1 and S2 UK Maths Challenge Team Competition


For those interested in being part of the Team, have a go at the practise material and see what you think.

We will be selecting a Team on Wednesday 7th February 2018 – Mrs Campbell, Principal Teacher Mathematics.

Maths Week Scotland

During the week of 12th-16th September, the department provided a range of activities as part of Maths Week Scotland.  There was a Factris tournament for the pupils; several classes took part in the Maths Wi Nae Borders competition; classes in S1-3 participated in the national Sumdog competition, and parents attended two very successful numeracy engagement sessions.

Other activities

Pupils take part in the Enterprising Maths competition; Maths in the Pipeline; STEM in the Pipeline.

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Interactive Maths

MyMaths and Sumdog are used widely with pupils in BGE;

Microsoft Teams is used to communicate with senior phase classes,

and all year groups make extensive use of Glow.

The Maths department Twitter feed can be found at @MathsDeptWA.

 Maths and Spanish

1M1 enjoyed two lessons conducted in conjunction with the Languages department, in which they investigated the history, culture and mathematics of the Alhambra Palace in Granada.

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Sumdog’s UK National Maths Contest is now underway.

As it progresses, you’ll find the latest scores on the leaderboards:

Contest leaderboards

In case it’s useful, we’ve got some helpful support pages showing you how to play:

How to play

We hope you all enjoy the contest and:- Best of luck to Westhill Academy.

September 12th 2017- 

S2 pupils participating in “Maths Wi Nae Borders” Competition as part of Scottish Maths Week 2017

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