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'M³' - Mathematics, Mini-Enterprise and Marketing Project
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 31 Aug 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

This partnership aims to exploit the links between maths and music and to develop enterprise in pupils aged between 9 and 10 years, including those with special needs. Notes on maths classes will be compared and strategies developed to raise levels of achievement. The children's competitive instincts will be encouraged by maths competitions such as the '24' tournament and an inter-school maths championship to raise standards. Links between music and mathematical achievement will be explored. Monopoly competitions and the designing of project logos will also encourage musical and mathematical thinking. Fair trade will be explored using music and mathematics. Mathematical achievement will be measured throughout the project, including the positive influence of music. Children will be encouraged to share musical knowledge and awareness and develop musical ability (e.g. video conferences for bands) alongside maths activities. Maths songs will be developed through joint creative activities relating to popular television shows in all countries (e.g. The Apprentice, X Factor). Monopoly games relating to each country will be used to share national songs. A joint CD of appropriate Christmas music will be prepared during the first term of the project (e.g. The Twelve Days of Christmas). Fair trade will be explored through world music (e.g. songs from Africa). The history of the euro will be the economic starting point followed by producing materials and musical items for an international Christmas market and a maths trading game. An Apprentice game, a study of Fair Trade, a €100 charity enterprise and the development of mini enterprises will complete the economic aspect of the project.
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