Maths Week fun proves a real plus

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - DISTRICT NEWS -

Chil­dren get their heads to­gether dur­ing a Maths Week ex­er­cise at Noble­hill Pri­mary Girl pon­ders the an­swer to one of the ques­tions

Ben Ra­m­age

Noble­hill Pri­mary pupils gave their brains a good work­out when they cel­e­brated Maths Week Scot­land.

The na­tion­wide project aims to raise aware­ness of num­bers in pupils’ daily lives and the environment around them.

Kids took part in a range of in­door and out­door learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences, prob­lem­solv­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, num­ber hunts and tower-build­ing.

Art and PE teach­ers in­cor­po­rated num­bers into their lessons , while some classes enjoyed a Lego pro­gram­ming work­shop.

That gave them ex­pe­ri­ence in build­ing and pro­gram­ming crea­tures which could move us­ing mo­tors, gears and wheels.

The se­nior classes de­vised maths games which they used with the younger chil­dren.

The school also took the chance to launch Sum­dog, an IT-based num­ber pro­gramme for P3 to P7, mak­ing learn­ing fun and in­ter­ac­tive at school and at home.

A school spokesman said: “Staff and pupils alike loved solv­ing puz­zles out­doors and tak­ing part in lots of dif­fer­ent maths ac­tiv­i­ties.” These pupils jot down their to­tal in one of the maths games

Solv­ing the puz­zle

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