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1 Motorsport Mathematics Sonya Thorley Racemath Project Coordinator Cranfield University School of Industrial and Manufacturing Science

2 Content Context Aim Schools Content of Site Structure Examples Conclusion

3 Context The world of motorsports has a huge following with a varied and diverse audience. Motorsport Mathematics takes advantage of this enthusiasm for motorsports to demonstrate the relevance and practical use of maths and of physics outside the classroom and hence encourage people towards a greater appreciation of science and engineering.

4 Racemath Aim Develop a motorsports science and mathematics e-learning portal, particularly targeting children.

5 Schools Parts of the sites content have been designed to follow and fit in with key stages from the National Curriculum. These are easily identifiable for users. Site access is free...!.

6 Content of Site School Key Stages Teachers Track Technical Topics Units and Number Types Signs and Symbols Vehicles Tracks Drivers Interaction Careers in motorsport

7 Structure

8 Structure of Portal Version 1.0 Main Menu Index Units Main Menu Signs Main Menu Teachers Main Menu GCSE Main Menu Vehicles Main Menu Tracks Main Menu Drivers Main Menu Careers Main Menu Interaction Main Menu News Main Menu Maths/Physics

9 Speed Sample

10 Forces

11 Interviews with Industry Interview with Professor Adrian Reynard Job Title: Director Company: BAR F1 Team Can you give an example where you have used maths and or physics in Motorsports in an interesting, exciting and or fun way? Motorsports in an interesting, exciting & or fun way? I designed all my own cars from 1973 to 1987 and the acted as Chief designer until around All this time I effectively needed those skills and after that I needed to test the people who were doing my previous job!

12 Conclusion Motorsport Mathematics is an easy to use e-learning tool for users of all ages to learn about maths and science at their own pace and in their own time. https://www.racemath.info


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