Mathematical Fun

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On Tuesday we enjoyed a lot of mathematical fun throughout the school. Some of our Year 4 students were fortunate to participate in a Mathematical Minds challenge organised by Mrs Goddard. This was thoroughly enjoyed by all competitors. 

In the middle of the day, all of our students were involved in a range of maths activities run by our teachers.  It was great to see children in their multi-age groups engaging and co-operating through their activities and challenges. A big thank you to our Year 6 leaders for their assistance leading groups today.

Throughout this year we have been talking about building maths mindsets and focusing on the following positive norms:

  • Everyone can learn maths to the highest levels – there is no such thing as a ‘maths brain’
  • Mistakes are valuable – it is great to struggle as it grows your brain
  • Maths is about creativity and making sense
  • Maths is about connections and communicating
  • Depth in maths is more important than speed – think slowly and deeply
  • Maths is about learning, not performing – it takes time to learn and you need to put in effort

Hopefully you will hear lots of stories this week about how much fun maths can be!

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