GUINNESS WORLD RECORD MATHS & SCIENCE of BUBBLES
will be held on 11th OCTOBER 2018
Bubble Time, the maths & science of bubbles
is organised by Bubbly Maths in aid of AIMSSEC
in collaboration with
The Global Math Project and Bubbly Heaven
see us at the
Festival of Education
Good luck to all participants. This lesson will remain online after the attempt as a resource for schools and educators.
Our objective is to create a GREAT event where every young mathematician and facilitator loves learning and enjoys maths. We love to open eyes and minds to the relevance of maths in real life.
We are also raising funds for a very special cause: AIMSSEC – African Institute for Mathematical Sciences School Enrichment Centre; Supporting Disadvantaged African Children to Raise themselves out of Poverty through Sustainable Education. We would be grateful for voluntary donations however small
WHO TAKES PART?
Registration is open to schools and organisations worldwide.
All participants must have the same lesson between 11:00 & 11:30 hours UK time. The record attempt will be on 11th October 2018. If you wish to join in but can’t make the time or date, you will still receive a certificate of participation if you submit photographs & register your numbers within 2 weeks of the record attempt. All teachers and learners involved, count as participants in the record attempt.
The resources for the 30 minute maths & science of bubbles “Bouncing Bubbles” lesson will be available to download here. These resources are designed for ages from 7 to 15 and suitable for whole schools or individual classes, large or small.
All schools and organisations who submit the required evidence of participation will receive certificates of participation from Bubbly Maths in downloadable pdf format. If we achieve the official record, you will be able to apply for your own official certificate direct from Guinness World Records. We will provide all of those who submitted evidence of participation with the official reference number from Guinness.
The official Guinness guidelines are listed below.
WHAT IS THE LESSON PLAN?
The compulsory lesson and other resources is available above this section
WHAT RECORD ARE WE ATTEMPTING TO BREAK?
World’s Largest Maths Lesson – Mass Participation, Multi Venue Record.
The activity and resources available to download above, are for a 30 minute lesson which must take place between 11:00 and 11:30 hours, UK time in October 2018.
WHERE – WHAT VENUE?
In classrooms, schools and community halls in countries all around the world.
HOW DOES MY CLASS QUALIFY?
Does the lesson have to be at a certain time? Yes, the mandatory 30 minutes of the lesson must take place between 11:00 and 11:30 UK time on 11th October 2018.
If you can’t participate at the specified time or date, you will still receive a certificate of participation upon submission of photographic evidence and registering your numbers.
How long should the lesson last? 30 minutes.
What years can take part? The lesson can be adapted to suit young mathematicians of any age.
So each school can do something slightly different? No, all must do the main 30-minute lesson. There are additional ideas to follow on with, should you wish to extend the lesson to 60 minutes.
Who verifies that my class has complied with the rules? For each venue, you will need two official timekeepers, one steward and two independent witnesses.
What evidence must I supply in order for my school to qualify?
A photo of your class doing the lesson. The Schedule Three Release form for copyright on the photo must be included with your submission. All forms are downloadable from the resource page.
Two official witness statements signed by your two independent witnesses that give the name and location of the venue, the number of participants, the duration time of the lesson and a declaration that all the rules have been followed.
|Number of Learners||8309|
|Total Number of Schools||63|
|Number of Countries||8|
|Number of Classes||329|
|Number of Teachers||509|
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TO QUALIFY FOR THE LARGEST LESSON, MULTIPLE VENUE RECORD ALL THESE RULES MUST BE FOLLOWED
1. All participants must be registered for the attempt using the Bubbly Maths Registration Form.
2. All participants should be taught the “Bubble Time” lesson between 11:00 & 11:30 on Thursday, 11th October 2018 following the published lesson plan. The same format must be followed at each location.
3. You can have one teacher or a team of teachers leading different groups at each location. These teachers must be suitably qualified, and cannot be witnesses, but are counted in the final total.
4. The lesson must last a minimum of 30 minutes. A loud start and finish signal recognised by all participants must be used. Two experienced timekeepers must time the attempt with stopwatches accurate to 0.01 seconds.
5. All record attempts must take place in schools or in public venues and should be in restricted areas with entrances and exits clearly marked and controlled. Indoor attempts must take place in a room designated for the attempts and outdoor attempts must be secured with fences or other physical barriers.
6. There must be at least 25 participants for each venue and if a participant drops out during the lesson they will not be counted.
7. Specific measures must be in place to ensure participants are not counted twice.
8. After the event, the witness statements from each location, and all other verification as per the general guidelines, must be sent to Bubbly Maths, who is then responsible for collating all the information and sending a complete claim to Guinness World Records.
For each group you will need:
One official timekeeper
Stewards (for groups of over 50 – one steward per 50 participants required)
Two independent witnesses
Submit at least one photograph (the best photos will be submitted to Guinness for possible inclusion in the Guinness World Records Book)
Video the 30 minutes as proof. Keep this video should it be requested by Guinness
Submit witness forms and the photo release form which we will send you.
All lessons must be timed with a stopwatch accurate to 0.01s by a qualified timekeeper.
For every 50 participants there must be one designated steward.
Each steward must supervise their group during the attempt to ensure full participation.
Each steward must monitor if anybody in their group leaves the area.
The steward must note any participants who need to be deducted from the final total either for non-participation or for leaving the allocated area.
If the total number not participating exceeds 5% of the final total the attempt will be disqualified.
Each venue must be overseen and verified by at least two independent witnesses who must sign the witness statement.
The witnesses must personally perform the counting process, or directly observe it.
The witnesses must perform spot checks during the attempt to ensure the rules are adhered to.