The Boxed team alongside student ambassadors took their new “Maths in the Real World” box into Hardenhuish School, Chippenham, for a careers fair on 26th November 2019.
Although there was limited space to operate it, the team reported that the 400 students from years 7-13 seemed to really enjoy the new activity.
The new Maths box puts the traditionally dry subject into a new light. ‘Mini’ problems are used to highlight how Maths can be applied to different careers in unexpected industries. Utilising higher-level techniques, students worked their way through each activity in pairs to gain a better understanding of the different ways maths is utilised and used across different career paths; A- Archeologist, B, Bioaccoustician, C – Cartographer etc.
And an added bonus – in and around these activities, the student ambassadors were able to big up studying at UWE Bristol.
Thanks for having us Hardenhuish!