In Maths this challenge was linked to statistics, as the children collected data by throwing paper planes and measuring their distance with trundle wheels. The children then placed this data into bar charts.
After this, the children altered their paper plane designs and measured their flight distance again to gather data for another bar chart. Once the children had two sets of data, they could interpret and compare their data sets to see if their altered design allowed their paper plane to fly further or not.
This not only allowed the children to think more about the future of air travel, but it also allowed them to understand the meaning of data and how to read graphs, as well as practicing the problem solving skill of trial and error.
By Max Berry
Year 3 Macaws Class Teacher