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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

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Calculated fun on Maths Day

PUPILS from St Patrick’s Primary School crunched the numbers as they celebrated World Maths Day for the first time.

By Lucy Grosvenor

Albert Einstein, dominoes, dice and clocks were among some of the fancy dress outfits worn by pupils at the Cleator Moor school.

Faye Eldon, head of maths, said: “We decided to do something different this year.

“We stepped away from World Book Day as we thought there was more scope for a variety of different learning opportunities in maths.”

Throughout the day, pupils learnt how to play sudoko, went on maths trails and looked at magic squares.

Ms Eldon added: “Maths is a part of everyday life and we wanted to make the subject more approachable and fun for everyone.

“Numbers are all around and taking learning out the classroom and into real life situations has broken down some of the barriers which were there before.”

Steph Gardt, a Year 5 teacher, added: “Today has been so much fun, and we have had a fantastic time promoting World Maths Day.

“It has got the children thinking and asking questions. We had a pupil dressed up as Einstein and some of his classmates didn’t know who he was so that led us to learning more about him.

“This has been a great first year and I can see it continuing, there is so much good that can be taken from maths.”


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