“I don’t like maths unless it includes a game in it. And I’m quite good at maths. Sometimes we do sheets at school, I don’t mind that. But I like mainly art because I can finally let my mind go”. Evie (8)
“We would never have heard such rich mathematical language and discussion if we had put up a conventional curricular task on the whiteboard.” Mary Sturgess, Leigh on Mendip School.
We had great comments from children and teachers involved in getting the paints and scissors out in the maths lessons. But what was really great was, that the work showed that children could start with maths, still let their minds go a little bit, and make memorable discoveries about maths facts that resulted in beautiful art as well.
I still don’t understand why the times tables patterns that St Johns painted have the similarities they do between tables that add up to ten (7 and 3, 2 and 8 etc.) Answers on a postcard please.