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The Big Jig - Maths fortnight

House competitions in Mathematics lessons based on numbers to produce dance sequences

THE BIG JIG

There are two sides to The Big Jig:

·        Building a huge mathematic jigsaw – A world record attempt on Thursday 23rd April

·        Doing mathematical dances in Mathematics lessons and voting on which is the best 13th -17th April

LINKING TO PORTABLE MAGIC

We use the Dancing man cypher from Sherlock Holmes again.

HOUSE COMPETITION

Dances will take place in Mathematics lessons and each class will have a winner and runner up for the best dancer. Students will win points for their house and these will be collated across the year group.

Students in a year group will be asked to wear house colours on a particular day

Year 11-13 students will give presentations in their Mathematics lesson which will be a house competition.

 

The detailed timings are here

Next week: Big Jig dancing and house competitions

 

APRIL

YEAR 7

YEAR 8

YEAR 9

YEAR 10

YEAR 11

YEAR 12/13

MON 13TH

 

Lesson about the dance

Lesson about the dance

Lesson about the dance (ADA and CUS)

 

 

TUES 14TH

Lesson about the dance

Dancing as house competition

(house colours)

Dancing as house competition

(house colours)

Lesson about the dance (MTA)

 

 

WED 15TH

Dancing as house competition

(house colours)

Data collection

 

Dancing as house competition

(house colours)

 

 

THU 16TH

Data collection

 

Data collection

Data collection

Presentation as house competition (house colours)

Presentation as house competition (house colours)

FRI 17TH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following week: Big Jig Tarsia world record attempt

Thursday 23rd April – details to follow

 

Thursday 23rd planning.

P1 – Y13+12

P2 – Y11

P3 – Y10

P4 – Y9

P5 – Y8

P6 – Y7.

Hopefully everything will be finished by the end of P6, otherwise the maths team will have to get on their knees too…

 

 

THE DETAIL OF THE MATHEMATICS

 

All classes Years 7-10 are asked to do the dances and vote on their favourite one out of the three.

The dance videos are here \\bsb-sy-fs01\teachershare$\Secondary\Academic Matters\Curriculum Subjects\Maths\07 Evidence and celebration\The Big Jig\The final dances

 

This section is about the dance routines

(1) First we get some dance moves. Well to start with we are looking at dance positions. The dance moves come from moving from one dance position to another.

(2) The idea for our dance positions comes from ‘The Dancing Man Cipher’ from Sherlock Holmes. (We used this when looking at code breaking, earlier).

We will develop a cipher alphabet and then this will determine our dance patterns

Voting for the different dances will take place in classes and house points earned.