My name is Ashley and Im a Digital Artist who has worked in Hobmoor as part of the Every Child Is An Artist project.
Today for Aspire Day I worked with pupils and we used a combination of Maths skills, alongside engineering and electronics to be pirates out to discover and retrieve treasure.
Most of the Maths we used today involved problem solving. One of the most used skills across the curriculum from subjects such as science to sports and all areas of development.
Working iteratively and making decisions based on estimates and coming to conclusions based on a process of thinking and elimination.
Coordinates and Maps
Using columns and rows to describe a position on a map and to use terminology to pinpoint a place.
Directions / Instructions
Using instructions to create a series of coordinates so that a route could be followed across the map to avoid the obstacles.
Electronics and Engineering
Using Little Bits to create a pirate winch to haul up the treasure chest. We worked iteratively to improve our design to build a strong enough winch to lift the weight of the treasure box.
What did we make ?
The pupils created instructions from the Maps to find routes across the seas to reach the Treasure and then constructed a working crane winch to lift up the treasure box containing a stash of chocolate bunnies !