Maths lessons with a twist

Schoolchildren built a giant tetrahedron as part of their learning in Numeracy Week

Schoolchildren built a giant tetrahedron as part of their learning in Numeracy Week

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A GIANT carrot, a disaster zone and real-life snakes and ladders.

They don’t sound like the usual components of a maths lesson, but these pupils weren’t having a usual school week.

The Medlar with Wesham CE Primary School pupils took part in a range of activities as part of their Numeracy Week.

And children at the Garstang Road North school, in Wesham, said the best thing they learnt was to love maths.

Denise Hollowell, a teacher at the school, said: “This week we have looked at all the exciting things that you can do with maths.

“We have been measuring and making world records, seeing them in real life made the children realise how amazing the world can be. The most important thing we have learned is that maths is fun and a really important part of our lives.”

Reception children made their own sculpture of the world’s largest carrot, measuring nearly six metres in length, to bring facts from books to life. Staff and students from Carr Hill High School joined younger pupils in maths investigations, helping them to draw diagrams, work out sums and talk about numbers.

Mrs Hollowell said: “The staff and students of Carr Hill have been brilliant and taught the children lots of things.”

Junior pupils built a giant tetrahedron, learnt to count in foreign languages and built bridges as part of a disaster relief enterprise challenge.

Mrs Hollowell added: “Thank you to all the staff and teachers, in particular Mr Clements, who worked so hard this week. Everyone had a brilliant time.”