Maths New York Trip 2014

An Inspirational Maths trip of a lifetime

38 Park Community School students in Years 8 to 11 have travelled to New York for an exciting educational adventure with the Mathematics department. 

They visited the MoMaths museum of Mathematics, which involved classroom sessions and exhibits that stimulated and sparked curiosity to reveal the wonders of mathematics.

Visiting many of the sights of New York, including the Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Station, 911 Memorial, Times Square, Rockafeller Center, Empire State Building and many more, the teachers cleverly incorporated maths questions into their visit, to ensure that the experience was educational as well as fun: visiting the Empire State Building they had to calculate the ratio of security personnel to visitors, at the Rockefeller Center, how long it would take for all of them to get to the top when, the superfast elevators allowed only 12 people at a time!  Even though the students were very young at the time of the 911 event, visiting the 911 memorial was a moving experience for them all.

All had an amazing experience, experiencing mathematics in a new way and returning with some amazing memories.

Yoseph Eskander (Year 10) “From standing at the top of the Empire State Building to walking through China Town, it was a wonderful experience.”

Ellie McMorine (Year 10) “The experience of going to New York City was mind-blowing! To be a part of the excitement and business of a major city was fun and gave us a chance to see what life is like in such a highly rated, well known city!