Mathematics is the easiest subject to link into the curriculum here’s how!
Mathematics will always be one of those subjects that some children find it hard to get motivated about. Mostly, they don’t see the relevance.
Using a cross-curricular approach to maths is a wonderful way to inspire even the most avoidant pupils. This means linking mathematics into almost every other subject.
Here are some ways to inspire your class to become engaged with numbers!
History – discuss the history of numbers and the origins of counting. Calculate the positions of the pyramids of Egypt of the total weight of the titanic.
Geography – take a look at maps and plot the major cities and their populations, calculate percentages of men and women in each city. Look at landmass and the weight of Antarctica.
Science – the planets are a great way to introduce ratios. The length of time it takes to orbit the sun for each planet. The lifespan of different animals or the amount of electrons, protons or neutrons in the human body.
Physical education – discuss calories consumed and absorbed during a typical day. Litres of blood in the body compared the beats per minute.
As you can see, for the children who try to avoid maths, we can teach it in so many other ways, that it’s almost a covert operation.