As part of the KL junior maths competition, which I ran this year, I created a Breakout round. This idea was started a couple years ago and is based around the popular escape rooms. Clearly, students cant be locked in a room so instead they must work to break into a box. There's loads more information on the official website, www.breakoutedu.com. My Breakout is called the Turing Time Trial, and can be found on the site in the sandbox games.
I moved to Malaysia at the start of this academic year (August 2015). Whilst this was a small change geographically, this was a huge change professionally. Nexus is a very special school, whilst I started with huge reservations it did not take long for Nexus to win me over!
Nexus forcusses on their learners more than any other school I have ever been to. The staff are driven to learn more, try new things, push educational boundaries and most important of all that are supported along the way.
The maths transition day is an event which happens every year during the summer term, to help the year 6 students adjust to senior school. This year, I was in charge of planning and implementation. I chose to make the day paperless(ish). Our school has begun a 1:1 iPad program and the year 6 students have been using iPads all year. So, to utilise this, all of the information they need is shared with them on Google drive. Another key feature was team work, all pupils had specific team roles.