Florence Nightingale Maths Competition

By 15 July 2020June 2nd, 2021No Comments


In recognition of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale pupils were set the challenge to research into one of her lesser known roles as a statistician. Although pupils identified with Florence Nightingale as a national heroine, renown for her work as a nurse during the Crimean War, they were surprised when they delved a little deeper that the ‘lady with the lamp’ was also an influential statistician and the founder of  coxcomb chart, which is similar to a pie chart. 

Nightingale’s work has even prompted one of our pupils to look at becoming a statistician when she leaves school, although we could argue that many of our pupils are already showing signs of being strong statisticians.

Lots of detailed and informative entries were received but there were three entries that stood out. Raeesa Mank took first prize with Noah Dawson and Jayden Cross (entry pictured above) as runners up. Well done and thank you to all who took part in this competition.