Thank you to everyone who entered our competition this week - and a very well done to everyone who did extra reading around the facts. It was great to see lots of extra information in your explanations. Our winners this time are...
reasoning_honeydew of Allerton High School, who really zoned in on the numbers to give reasons for their choices
spontaneous_maths of Michael Faraday School, whose explanations were clear and convincing
For this week's competition, we would like you to think about some of the numbers that are in the news at the moment.
Look at the following facts that involve numbers in the news:
1) A 400m long ship called the Ever Given is stuck in a busy canal in Egypt, blocking any other ships from getting through
2) A petition arguing that the UK government should not introduce vaccine passports has reached 200,000 signatures
3) Over 18,000 people and thousands more animals have been evacuated from their homes after intense flash floods hit Australia
4) A Vincent Van Gogh painting that spent more than 100 years hidden away has sold for £11.2 million
Then answer the following questions:
1) Which fact do you find the most interesting? Why?
2) If the public could only be shown ONE of these facts, which would be the most important for them to know? Why?
Finding it hard to get going? Try using this sentence structure:
I think the most interesting fact is number 1/2/3/4 because... (insert reason here). I think the fact that is most important for people to know is number 1/2/3/4 because... (insert reason here).
The deadline for entries is Friday April 2nd at midday. PLEASE ENTER ONLY ONCE and make sure your work is your own. Good luck!