Sporting Finals – Year 8 and 9 Maths

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Year 8 and 9 students had the opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s most experienced maths teachers this week. Ian Lowe, from Curriculum Corporation and Maths300, took a class about “Sporting Finals”, designed to explore the structure of the final eight series in the AFL and learn about the underlying mathematics. Students collected and tabulated finals results using a simulation game and then used computer software to see the long run frequencies of each team in the eight being successful.

Thanks to Mr. Quinlan for organising this engaging class for students and valuable professional development for teachers. Maths 300 is a collection of lessons for students of a wide range of ages and abilities, designed to provide relevant and engaging learning opportunities for all.

AFL footballers visit Hawkesdale!

Brad Outten and Shane Mumford, Australian Football League players from Geelong Football Club, visited the school today. They spoke to students from prep to year 6 and then lead a footy (Australian Rules Football) clinic to practise ball skills, together with teachers, primary school students and  Year 12 stduents. The players were then invited to a lunch with year 12 students to discuss motivation, leadership and commitment.