The fortnightly Up2d8 Maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. The resource is not intended to be a set of instructions but rather a framework which you can personalise to fit your classroom and your learners.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science held the 82nd of its annual Academy Awards ceremonies on 7 March 2010. The first of these ceremonies was held on 16 May 1929, at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood. The cost of guest tickets for that night's ceremony was $5. Fifteen statuettes were awarded, rewarding artists, directors and other personalities of the filmmaking industry. This year’s event was held at the Academy’s permanent home, the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, and was hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, with an audience of nearly 43 million.
The activity gives students the opportunity to make and justify predictions based on probabilities from a BBC analysis of past winners of the best actor and best actress Oscar. Students are shown the results of the BBC analysis, are shown this year’s winners and are asked to compare them to the ‘expected’ results from the analysis. Students are asked to discuss what’s the same and what’s different about this year’s best actor, Jeff Bridges, and the ‘typical’ winner, and also to discuss whether it’s likely or unlikely that Sandra Bullock (born 1964) was the winner of the best actress award.
This resource is not year group specific and so will need to be read through and possibly adapted before use. The way in which you choose to use the resource will enable your learners to access some of the Key Processes from the Key Stage 3 Programme of Study.
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