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Passion for maths balloons at Barkingside school

PUBLISHED: 15:21 01 February 2016 | UPDATED: 15:21 01 February 2016

Pupils at Avanti Court Primary School, Carlton Drive, Barkingside, guessing the amount of balloons in cars as part of maths week. Picture: Vishal Thaper

Pupils at Avanti Court Primary School, Carlton Drive, Barkingside, guessing the amount of balloons in cars as part of maths week. Picture: Vishal Thaper

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Youngsters got in the mood for maths as they learnt about number-crunching outside of the classroom.

Pupils at Avanti Court Primary School, Carlton Drive, Barkingside, guessing the amount of balloons in cars as part of maths week. Picture: Vishal ThaperPupils at Avanti Court Primary School, Carlton Drive, Barkingside, guessing the amount of balloons in cars as part of maths week. Picture: Vishal Thaper

Avanti Court Primary School, Carlton Drive, Barkingside, held a maths week to teach pupils how they can put the subject to use in different ways.

Along with guest speakers and workshops, the children attempted to guess how many balloons could be squashed into the headteacher and deputy headteacher’s cars.

Talks from parents, which included an entrepreneur and an optician, explored how they used maths in their everyday lives.

School admin officer Sapna Claire, also a parent at the school, said: “It’s been brilliant, all of the year groups have been doing different things and it’s been really interesting.

“It’s to show parents and the children that learning isn’t just behind desks, you can learn in different ways. And it shows children that maths isn’t just used at school.”

The mum said it was about maths in the “real world” and getting parents involved.

She added: “They all had a lovely time.”


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