What would a mathematical superhero look like? This was the fun question posed of students in Year 7, who were asked to put down their thoughts in artwork, as a way of helping them to learn more about Maths.
Together with some great drawings of their superheroes, the students suggested the kind of superpowers their hero might display. From solving any mathematical puzzle ‘just by looking’ to having symbols on their hands, helping to solve any equation.
The winning entry was ‘Algebraic Abby’ , a cape-wearing, masked character who imparts maths knowledge in an entertaining way. She is the creation of Charlotte Wood.
Head of Mathematics Ms Adenwala said, “The characters had important lessons to teach our students, which included the need to have all their equipment with them (whether on a superhero tool-belt or not) or to always check answers to ensure they are correct.”
Congratulations too for the runners up, Arash Noori, Sarrinah Chaudhry, Aryssa Khanam, Amanda Luste and Emily Austin.
Future Mathematicians is a group of very able students in Year 7 who take part in activities to strengthen their interest in the subject. They are also tacking the Alan Turing Cryptography Competition organised by the University of Manchester.