We love to hear how you’re celebrating Maths Week London in your school! We asked Bishop Challoner Federation of Schools to share what they’ve got planned.
Written by Hayder Khan MCCT , Head of Faculty (Maths), Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation of Schools
As part of our curriculum intent within Maths at Bishop Challoner, we want to improve our students confidence in mathematics; we want to demonstrate to them the value of maths as a life long skill by linking it to the wider world (via curriculum enrichment activities led by Universities and/or employers) as well as having a sense of fun and wonderment along the way.
Our Maths Week London programme hopes to target all of the above intents through a series of external visits to partner institutions e.g. St Paul’s School annual Maths Circle, The University of Greenwich’s annual ‘Greenwich Mean Time’ Summer taster day programme for Schools; running a Photo Competition (Theme: Maths is all around us) whereby students capture maths happening in the real world using a camera or their mobile device; Championing numeracy via a Countdown – Speed Maths challenge; the launching of our Robotics and coding club (using money won from the MWL Small Grants scheme) for Girls in KS3; running a bespoke taster day event at Bishop Challoner for two local Primary Schools in the Borough of Tower Hamlets (with invited guest speaker Rob Eastaway).