Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society, for its use in the workplace and for personal decision making. Maths not only equips us with ways to describe, analyse and influence the world but it can also stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder, when problems are solved for the first time or when we notice hidden connections. Maths is fundamental to national prosperity in providing tools for understanding science, engineering, technology and economics.

Students at FreshSteps are taught to become functional and financially capable using mathematics. They also experience maths as a creative discipline. We want to develop their ability to think logically and creatively. We encourage students to persevere and to become resourceful problem solvers. Maths naturally transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised.

This academic year FreshSteps has signed up to MoneySense. 

MoneySense is a financial education programme from NatWest Bank aimed at teaching 5-18 year-olds about money. MoneySense equips pupils with the skills they need for a brighter financial future. Pupils will learn about bank statements, incoming finances and outgoings, savings, credit, mortgages, credit and debit cards, loans, interest, tax and pensions and much, much more. 

MoneySense lessons are linked to the National Curriculum and are developed by education experts and accredited with the Financial Education Quality Mark by Young Enterprise. Lessons are also suitable and adapted to those with additional needs. 

Surface area is the measure of the total area that the surface of the object occupies (3D). In general, the surface area is the sum of all the areas of all the shapes that cover the surface of the object. Pupils made a 3D model. They then count the side of the shape and then calculate the total surface area.

A year eight pupil demonstrates fractions using the counters. You can use counters for different activities involving fractions. Also, it is hands-on activity that is flexible to do adding fractions or equivalent Fractions.

Pupils are engaged in the fun Educational Math Learning, the push-up challenge. Pupils can find the difference in push-ups between the two pupils below.

Pupils are engaged in the fun Educational Math Learning. This game is a great learning tool. It helps children to do basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Also, it helps to develop reasoning and quick-thinking skills.

Pupils are engaged in the fun Educational Math Learning, Prodigy Math. It is a web-based (not app-based) math program aligned to the Common Core State Standards for years 1-8.