Maths is a necessary life skill that you use on a daily basis. It enables everyone to succeed in life, even if you think you ‘can’t do maths’, you are doing it every day. Although it may seem like maths problems, such as algebra or pie, have no real use in everyday life, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Maths is incredibly important in our lives and, without realising it, we use mathematical concepts, as well as the skills we learn from doing maths problems every day. Shopping, measuring, cooking, gardening budgeting and even paying those dreaded bills require a mathematical skill.
To me, maths means much more than adding and subtracting. It makes our life orderly. Studying mathematics will not only develop more engineers and scientists, but also produce people who can learn and think creatively and critically, no matter what their chosen career. Maths is at the forefront of our world and to not know maths is like walking through an art museum with your eyes closed. Learning and appreciating maths can help you appreciate things that you would not otherwise notice about the world. In reality, maths is everywhere!
Examples of maths work from ks1 and ks2
We run Maths clubs during the year throughout the school and so far this year children in Years 1, 2 and 6 have taken part.
- Tower Bridge
- Canal Museum
- Museum of London Docklands
- Elhurst School Maths competition - Year 5
- Old Palace Maths competition - Year 5
- National Mathematics competition - Year 6