Multiplex helps students use maths to problem solve

Construction firm Multiplex has hosted a series of engaging maths workshops for students at Ark Paddington Green and King Solomon Academy.

Multiplex are currently overseeing the development of Marble Arch Place on behalf of Almacantar. Nick from Multiplex spent three mornings in two local primary schools introducing Year 5  pupils to the world of construction. The exercises were ideal in answering the age old question, “When will I ever use this?” by applying maths to the construction industry and problem solving.

Over the course of the three workshops, Nick used engaging activities to help students practice their maths skills with rounding, estimating and calculating volume. Students were then presented with the challenge to apply these new skills in real life situations by tackling construction based equations. These activities were later followed by short film clips from Multiplex staff explaining the role of maths in their jobs.

The morning came to a lively close with students flexing their creativity muscles by drawing and designing their own buildings.

The Marble Arch Partnership works closely with several local schools who are always keen to welcome local businesses. If you would be interested in hosting a workshop like Multiplex, please contact our Community Team.

The children loved the workshop, and it opened a lot of children's eyes to the many interesting jobs in construction and engineering. Applying their learning in maths to the real world is a vital part of the curriculum, so it was great for them to have this opportunity.

Jon Howlett- KSA Primary Maths Lead

I loved seeing all the cool buildings Multiplex have built and see all the jobs that involve maths. Being an engineer is a job I hadn't thought about before but now I'm really interested in it.

Year 5 KSA student

Multiplex helps students use maths to problem solve
Multiplex helps students use maths to problem solve