Twitter feed – Mathematics – https://twitter.com/MathsDeptWA


Useful websites:



www.sumdog.com – free access during a school closure

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer – free access during a school closure



STEM in the Pipeline 2018

Reece and Shaan accepting their award for Maximising Economic Recovery 2018 at Tuesday’s STEM in the Pipeline Presentation Day at BP Headquarters, Aberdeen.
Reece, Shaan, Tom and Ross from S6 in Team NESO competed using their physics, maths, chemistry and geology skills to solve a difficult oilfield problem.
A total of 12 teams from across the north-east took part in the annual competition, run by TechFest.
Representatives from BP, Chevron, E.On Exploration and Production, ConocoPhillips and Senergy also took part, offering guidance and support to the teams.
They were challenged to produce a field development plan for a fictional oilfield, which involved considering design, safety and the calculation of CO2 emissions.
Each group submitted a report to TechFest, and at the final event at BP’s headquarters in Dyce, the teams made a presentation and were then quizzed by Industry professionals.
Well Done boys

Mrs Campbell

Scottish Mathematical Challenge 2017-18

Katy  and Uma  collecting their Silver and Gold Awards in the Scottish Mathematical Challenge 2017-18 at the University of Aberdeen from The Scottish Mathematical Council.

Other award winners were Robert  (Bronze ) and Manav  (bronze)

All 4 pupils have done exceptionally well to reach that standard.



UKMT Junior Maths Challenge Competition 2018

The following pupils won awards in this years competition, with Calum Lorimer qualifying for the next round as well.

Well done to all!

Bronze medal – Kirsten Hay, Leo Rataj, Angy Samy, Drew Tindall, Isobel Gilmour, Brandon Ali, Lewis Coull, Ben Whatford, Steph Hodgson, Et Epobmd, Jack Mateus, Charlie Mclaren, Samuel Hay, Callum Cunningham, Finlay Burr, Ross Mckenzie, Cole Worth, Zoe Kazmierczak, Hannah Fraser, Ellie Cochran, Alanna Muniz, Adam Scott, Michael Strachan, Callum Bowie, Katy Bannister, Julia Coney, Katy Campbell

Silver medal – Finlay Haworth, Hayden Singer, Jared Teismann, Harris Pond, Kieran Knowles, Erin Armishaw, Erin Mcchesney, Benjamin Partain, Amelia Hastings, Callum Smith, Jill Baker, Joshua Mccrindle, Daniel Nobes, Phoebe Menzies, Adrian LaOde

Gold medal – Callum Lorimer, Manav Sankriti, Blair Burness, Jason Oon, Phillip Moran, Holly Thomson


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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