Maths Week England
WSFG Joins in with this National Celebration of all things Mathematical
Last week, schools across the country were celebrating the joy of maths with puzzles, enrichment activities and origami.
The aims of the week were as follows:
1. Raise the profile of mathematics throughout England
2. Change the conversation about maths in the population at large to be more positive
3. Allow children and adults from all social and economic backgrounds to access and enjoy interesting mathematical experiences
4. Support teachers to plan special low-cost high-impact maths activities at their own schools during Maths Week
5. Encourage Higher-Education centres to invite schoolchildren to visit for maths events, in order to raise aspirations and encourage higher take-up of the study of maths at A-level and university
6. Make maths accessible and enjoyable for people who thought it was an elitist subject for ‘clever’ people: to ‘love and enjoy’ is a worthy goal!
At WSFG we had Pop Up Maths through Origami sessions in the LRC every lunchtime, open to all. We made sonobe cubes, flapping birds, cranes, stars and started a senbazuru (1000 cranes)
If you missed out, have a go at following these instructions.
Origami paper is available in the LRC for students who wish to continue.