Wonder Beyond Numbers

As part of the NSPCC World Number Day, 60 Year 7 and Year 8 students had the opportunity to go to Madejski Stadium to take part in the Wonder Beyond Numbers Mathematics Conference.

 This was a talk delivered by former children’s’ entertainer Johnny Ball.  It focused on the different Mathematics in the world, and the Mathematicians that came up with them. They also learnt a few Maths tricks that can be implemented in lessons, such as Egyptian Multiplication. This was an excellent opportunity for the students to see how Maths has impacted the world for thousands of years and hopefully inspired the students to think about how they can view Maths, and the wider world, in a different light!