Thursday, July 29, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Wai Maths Update!

It started with an idea about a Mathematical Problem and solving it for the Wai Maths Video Competition, the idea being that we're looking at different ways to problem solve an answer. We're also keeping track of how far the question 'travels' and comes back in two weeks that we have to create our video, totalling the distance. Bradley's estimation for the distance that is travelled is 500 kilometres.

We've had our first answer from Otrohonga in the King Country from Otewa School, their answer is here - a distance of 60 kilometres (120 round trip), we also had it answered from Bairds Mainfrieght Primary School in Otara, Auckland (200 kilometre round trip) and we've just had another answer from New Zealand from the BestLittleClassinNZ! - Broadlands School in Reporoa.

Just today we have a video message from Mr Mac's Classroom in Australia, that meant the question had travelled another 5,000km there and back! We've still got until Sunday and have more answers and more videos on the way.

Thank you SO much to everyone that's taken Bradley's question and viewed it and especially those who have taken the time to prepare an answer for us, we're really excited at this end and the journey hasn't finished yet!

Thank you also to our global audience who have been passing this question on to have more people check it out and spread the word about it. We're very excited to be entering the competition next week and look forward to having some additional problem solving taking place from around the world!


  1. Dear Bradley and Room 8,

    I love your idea! It has been interesting to see how each person/group solves the problem.

    Even though school is out for my class, I made a video to help you with the problem. Here is a link to my solution!

    Math Video

    Your friend,
    Mrs. Yollis

  2. @ Mrs Yollis - thank you so much for your video, a great contribution to our project and we are very grateful for the opportunity that we had to collaborate.