Maths has historically been a huge problem in our house. With a son who just gets it and two daughters who just don’t I have the humbling experience of coming to the conclusion I am a naff teacher!
A year or so ago I took the girls off their curriculum and gave ‘living maths’ a try. Living maths refers to hands on practical and applicable maths. The girls did well and enjoyed it. They lost their fear of maths and for a time it was just the right approach for us. This post contains all the maths we did during that time.
Maths at the Manor – Percentages and piecharts
Feudalism in the MiddleAges and the Four Alls -Percentages and proportions
Making an Aged Viking Map – And turning it into a co-ordinate graph
Unmuddling Maths: Co-ordinate Graphs – also finding perimeter and area of irregular shape