10 October Maths Challenge Day
Our first event of 2019-20 was Maths Challenge Day – the first in a two-part event that aims to introduce girls to sophisticated mathematics embedded in board games.
Teams of gifted and talented girls from 12 local schools played their way through a selection of games observing and comparing mathematical components including logic, probability, risk and strategy.
Each game on offer was paired with an NGHS helper, who were on hand to explain the rules and provide help or advice when required.
Inspired by their finding, girls were then asked to come up with new game ideas and designs. School teams will have opportunity to build on these initial ideas during the follow-on event, Business and Enterprise, on 21st November. We will be joined by board game, gaming and business experts who will support and judge all school teams on their final board game prototypes.