Published on: 6 June 2014

Pre-Primary to Year 2 boys spent a morning working together to solve mathematical problems whilst having fun as part of the Professor Maths incursion held recently.

Each year group had a chance to work in small groups through a number of hands-on mathematics activities, which were set up around the Preparatory School’s rubber playground for boys to explore.

After a motivating introduction from Professor Maths, students completed each activity, in groups, at their own pace. Meanwhile ‘the Professor’ moved around the room to guide and encourage each group.

Pre-Primary to Year 2 Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator Holly Miller said the hands-on mathematics games required the boys to apply their developing numeracy and problem-solving skills.

“It was a lot of fun and the boys loved working in teams to solve puzzles and explore a wide range of mathematical concepts,” she said.

“It was a fantastic learning experience and was wonderful to observe the boys being so engaged and enjoying Mathematics.”

Some boys’ comments from 2HJ and 2CH:

“I liked that you could have fun and it didn’t matter if you were right or wrong.”

“We got to wear the hat, vest and glasses at the end of the Super Challenge.”

“I liked building the mini castle with the wooden blocks.”

“I liked wearing the bright shirt for getting the Super Challenge right.”

“All the games were great fun!”