Creative Maths!

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A great first session of our maths and art session, “MART”. Was really interesting to see how students were encouraged to move around the classroom sorting number puzzles to create factor patterns.  Although common in art lessons this interactive element is unusual for the secondary maths classroom. By taking away the expectation on each individual and making the learning collective, maths anxiety was alleviated and the space became a place of inquiry and fun.  As someone who suffers with maths anxiety, working alongside students gave me a unique insight into their perspectives of learning in the maths classroom.  By incorporating a visual element through the use of pattern and colour to represent multiple tables, students were able to visualise the work in a fun, individual way.  I am looking forward to sharing more MART stories with you as the project progresses.