Parents go back to school for maths

Year Six pupil Eshaan Chandran proudly holding his homemade muffin in the box that he designed and made to house it at the Rudston School maths week
Year Six pupil Eshaan Chandran proudly holding his homemade muffin in the box that he designed and made to house it at the Rudston School maths week

Parents of children at Rudston School in Rotherham found themselves back at school in a maths lesson.

As part of the maths curriculum week at school, mums and dads were invited to take part in a maths lesson, all under the watchful eye of maths co-ordinator, Michael Gouldin.

Mr Gouldin said; “It is really important that parents and carers know the methods that we use in school for carrying out four rules calculations so that they can help and not confuse the children at home.”

Under the guidance of Mr Gouldin, the children have been using the theme of food to help them to learn all sorts of different maths skills.

These included sorting with coloured sweets, data handling activities, ratio and proportion involved in cooking activities, profit margins on food products, baking and boxing muffins, working within budgets using excel spreadsheets and even making symmetrical pizzas.

There was a ‘beat the teachers’ quiz, which the teachers just won.