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Mearns and Mackie pupils learn at masterclass

Mearns and Mackie students from the Mathematics Masterclass series.
Mearns - Connor Jenkins, Connor Grattan, Andrew Benton, Camy White, George Thomson
Mackie - Skye Punehard, Amir Tavoni, Rachel Grubb, Molly Lees, Megan Grant, Kirsten Milne, Kayleigh Romsom

Mearns and Mackie students from the Mathematics Masterclass series. Mearns - Connor Jenkins, Connor Grattan, Andrew Benton, Camy White, George Thomson Mackie - Skye Punehard, Amir Tavoni, Rachel Grubb, Molly Lees, Megan Grant, Kirsten Milne, Kayleigh Romsom

Police Scotland delievered a masterclass on road accidents and mathematics to school pupils across Kincardine and Mearns.

Youngsters from Mackie and Mearns Academy, located respectively in Stonehaven and Laurencekirk, were at the TechFest-SetPoint hosted event at the University of Aberdeen’s MacRobert building last Saturday.

The event was led by the University of Aberdeen’s Dr Jen Scott and Marco Venturini of Police Scotland, who introduced the mathematics used by an investigator to calculate the speed of vehicles involved in a collision and outline what an investigator looks for at the accident scene.

The students also went outside to take part in a demonstration of a police car skidding, where they took measurements at the scene to calculate the speed the car was travelling before the brakes were applied.

The Maths Masterclasses 2013/2014 series has run since November and provides an exciting opportunity for youngsters to experience some different mathematics topics and hear from professionals who are passionate about maths.

Lyndy Donaldson, STEM event coordinator at TechFest-SetPoint, said: “This year’s series of Maths Masterclasses have been hugely insightful and enjoyed by all the youngsters who have attended.

 

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