Maths Eyes is a wonderful way of helping children to see that maths is everywhere in the world around us. Viewing the world through mathematical eyes empowers children to recognise the number knowledge and skills they already have and use daily. This recognition enables children to engage in critical thinking, develop problem solving skills and become more confident mathematicians.
To support this development, children are given the opportunity to develop their ‘Maths Eyes’ in a monthly competition. This is where an ordinary picture is given to each class and the children ‘find’ the maths within it, giving individuals an opportunity to lead their own learning. Children are encouraged to explore their thoughts and concepts at home to help to develop their ideas further.
Individuals that enter are celebrated in Maths Eyes assemblies, with children that put in special effort or that use fantastic mathematical vocabulary given special mention. All children that participate are entered into a prize draw with a winner being drawn in each assembly. We also use this opportunity to update our leader board which shows which classes in each phase have the most participants over the term.