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November 4, 2017
by Clare Gibson
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Can Maths be Creative?

I personally believe that often in today’s world we can limit the idea of maths to calculations, equations and many hours of working things out. We don’t take time to consider just how complex and essential this subject is. Hom (2013) describes maths as “the science that deals with the logic of shape, quantity and […] Continue reading

October 1, 2017
by Rachel Noble
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Maths in art? Art in maths?

Previously, I’ve heard people say, “I cannot do art” or “Art is something that I just wasn’t gifted in”. This is why one particular maths workshop came as surprise to me as it demonstrated that you can do art using maths. In class we created tessellations. Little did I know that this type of art […] Continue reading

September 25, 2017
by Rachel Noble
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Teaching mathematics progressively!

In the “School maths or intriguing maths?” workshop, I experienced mathematics being taught in an maths in an intriguing, creative and progressive way. I saw how teaching maths in a progressive way gives more depth to children’s learning which is one of the principles in Curriculum for Excellence (The Scottish Government, 2008, p.30) which furthermore, […] Continue reading

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