Numeracy matters on maths special for St Paul’s students

St Paul's Catholic School pupils prepare for their maths quiz
St Paul's Catholic School pupils prepare for their maths quiz

You can always count on numbers to play a part in your day and teachers at St Paul’s Catholic School spread awareness of the importance of all things numerical by holding their own Maths Day last week.

In a bid to promote their subject, teachers organised special extras in addition to their regular maths lessons to spread positive vibes about numbers.

St Paul's Catholic School teachers wearing their maths T-shirts

St Paul's Catholic School teachers wearing their maths T-shirts

Their efforts saw pupils in all year groups throughout the school taking part in numeracy quizzes at the start of every lesson, in all subjects.

Most of the staff in the maths department also donned maths-themed T-shirts to promote their subject.

Maths teacher and numeracy co-ordinator Upenyu Makamba said: “We wanted to use this day as an opportunity to share positive attitudes towards maths and to teach numeracy skills.

“We also wanted to demonstrate to pupils that maths can be fun and creative and to show them how building on their numeracy skills will enable them to access the curriculum better and go on to achieve more in their studies.”