This month is Mathematics Awareness Month. Since it began in 1986, the aim has been to increase the level of interest in studying maths as well as public understanding and appreciation of the wide range of applications in fields such as manufacturing, business and medicine.
Mathematics is good for the brain. Studies by Dr Tanya Evans of Stanford University show that students who solve maths problems regularly have higher logical skills than those who don’t. The parts of the brain involved with higher maths skills were also associated with cognitive tasks including visual attention and decision making. Mathematics enhances our abilty to solve problems more effectively, and will help you understand and make sense of the world aroud us.
Our Active Maths programme is aimed at improving the maths skills of pupils, showing how it can be applied in a sporting context. The programme can be used to underpin broader maths learning in a fun and active way. Working alongside teachers, our staff can provide sport-themed lessons on topics such as data handling, problem solving and recognising and using size, shapes and measures. The activities encourage both individual and group work to ensure a variety of experiences throughout the six years.
You can find more information about our Active Maths programme by reading our Education Info Pack.