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Maths

Mathematics is a creative discipline which transcends cultural boundaries; a truly global language, essential to everyday life. Mathematics develops thinking and provides a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a problem is solved for the first time or a more elegant solution is discovered. Mathematics encourages perseverance, curiosity, logical thinking and the seeking of patterns gains insights into its structures, beauty and power.

‘Mathematics is the abstract key which turns the lock of the physical universe.’

(John Polkinghorne)

 

‘Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.’

(Chinese Proverb) 

'Maths is a subject of beautiful connections, it is not a long list of disconnected topics.'

(Jo Boaler)