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.
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
Your students will 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 will design a raft or buggy which they'll use to complete a series of challenges. Data collected will then be applied to distance/speed/time calculations.
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.
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5|
|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 1)||Jacob's Ladder||Tower Time - based on an Abseiling session (part 2)|
|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)|
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