Year 6 attends GDST Maths day in Oxford

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The theme of this year’s GDST Maths conference at Oxford University’s Maths Institute, attended by Year 6 students, was spatial patterns. This was a fitting theme as the Andrew Wiles building incorporates spatial patterns in its very design.  It also helped to bring this year’s theme to life.

Students considered how spatial patterns are present in London landmarks such as the Gherkin as well as in nature.  They also had an opportunity to work with their peers from other GDST schools, as they worked hard to create their own patterns.

The day ended with the annual GDST Maths quiz, which the girls thoroughly enjoyed participating in.

Anika in Year 6 said: “It was a great day! Being in such an inspiring building, where spatial patterns are everywhere, really reminded me just how amazing Maths is!”