Maths KS3

for secondary schools

2019 - spring from just £79+VAT

  • Maths Residential Trip for KS3

Adventure + Data = Answers!

Inspire your KS3 pupils with this lively perspective on mathematics. At PGL, learning maths is all about collecting data, applying theories and making the subject relevant and real. Whilst on the activity bases, students collect data from some of their sessions and employ mathematics to analyse and interpret it.

All students benefit from this course regardless of ability. The more able begin to see further potential in maths and its many practical applications, while for the less able, it’s their chance to see the subject taken off the page and brought right into their own world.

Study modules

Wire Flyer - Zip Wire
A Zip Wire session provides data including distance travelled and time taken in order to calculate speed using algebra.

Tower Time - Abseiling
Students use trigonometry to analyse data from their Abseiling session and produce an annotated presentation of the activity.

Heartbeat - Giant Swing
A rope-based activity produces the opportunity to collect data which can then be turned into a presentation showing how pulse rates change during the activity.

NEW! Tunnelling for Numbers - Tunnel Trail (Osmington Bay only)
Students collect number cards as they navigate through an underground maze of tunnels and must then complete a series of numerical challenges.

Aero Noughts - Aeroball (Osmington Bay only)
Data from an Aeroball session, such as shots and goals, provides material for analysis in terms of ratios and percentages.

NEW! On Target - Archery
Students learn about averages, percentages and fractions as they calculate how accurate they've been.

Marker Trail - Orienteering
Based on an Orienteering session, students explore angles and distances in order to design a shortest route.

NEW! Build 'em Up - Raft/Buggy Building
On water or land, students design a raft or buggy which they use to complete a series of challenges. Data collected is then applied to distance/speed/time calculations.

Activities

The PGL Adventure Bonus
Choose from our popular on-site adventure activities, such as trapeze, climbing, jacob's ladder, and challenge course, to complement your study sessions and tailor-make your course to your requirements.

Select an activity for a full description

A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 5 day Maths course for students at KS3
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Breakfast
09.00-10.30   Zip Wire On Target - based on an Archery session (part 1) Trapeze Tower Time - based on an Abseiling session (part 1)
10.30-12.00   Climbing On Target - based on an Archery session (part 2) Jacob's Ladder Tower Time - based on an Abseiling session (part 2)
Lunch
14.00-15.30   Heartbeat - based on a Giant Swing session (part 1) Quad Biking Marker Trail - based on an Orienteering session (part 1) Depart centre
15.30-17.00 Arrive for evening meal and unpack Heartbeat - based on a Giant Swing session (part 2) Challenge Course Marker Trail - based on an Orienteering session (part 2)  
Dinner
Evening Wacky Races Campfire Ambush Disco  

Learning outcomes

The units of study in our mathematics course relate to the teaching programmes designed to meet the objectives of your Key Stage 3 students.

Students are encouraged to develop and improve their mathematical skills while:

  • Deciding what data is relevant to an enquiry
  • Collecting small sets of data from surveys and by observation
  • Using a range of techniques, methods and resources
  • Comparing and evaluating solutions
  • Using symbols, diagrams and graphs
  • Explaining and justifying methods and conclusions
Barton Hall, South Devon

Barton Hall, South Devon

A great location near Torquay.

Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk

Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk

On the coast near Woodbridge

Beam House, North Devon

Beam House, North Devon

Near Bideford and the beach/surf school

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

In 250 acres near Shrewsbury.

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Ten miles north of Grantham

Dalguise, Perthshire

Dalguise, Perthshire

Five miles north of Dunkeld.

Hillcrest, Herefordshire

Hillcrest, Herefordshire

A cosy centre near Ross on Wye.

Liddington, Wiltshire

Liddington, Wiltshire

Minutes from the M4, near Swindon.

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Set on the banks of Wootton Creek.

Llwyn Filly, Brecon Beacons

Llwyn Filly, Brecon Beacons

Close to the Welsh border town of Hay-on-Wye.

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Near Hindhead, close to London.

Osmington Bay, Dorset

Osmington Bay, Dorset

On the Jurassic coast near Weymouth.

Tregoyd House, Brecon Beacons

Tregoyd House, Brecon Beacons

Near Brecon in the Black Mountains.

Windmill Hill, East Sussex

Windmill Hill, East Sussex

On the Sussex Downs not far from London.

Winmarleigh Hall, Lancashire

Winmarleigh Hall, Lancashire

Set in 50 acres near Preston.

Revision Weekends

Revision Weekends

Revision the PGL way. Take your group away for a weekend of revision combined with activity breaks keeping them motivated, focussed & engaged.

2019 just £87+VAT per person!