Collier Row school’s special maths week teaches children importance of money

PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 July 2017

Clockhouse Primary School pupils enjoyed a maths quiz. Picture: Michelle Merchant

Clockhouse Primary School pupils enjoyed a maths quiz. Picture: Michelle Merchant

Michelle Merchant

Primary school pupils had a fun time during a week dedicated to learning about the importance of maths.

Guests from the Metro Bank visited children at Clockhouse Primary School, Clockhouse Lane, Collier Row, to teach the youngsters the value of saving and budgeting.

Pupils also solved puzzles, made wooden money boxes, and used their shape and measuring skills to build a village.

“Maths week provides the children with the opportunity to develop their problem solving and social skills,” said maths teacher, Michelle Merchant.

“[The children also] completed a project which required them to make a profit by designing their own fair ground.”

The teacher added that the youngsters, from Years 3 to 6, had lots of fun during their special week which lasted from Monday, July 26 to Friday, July 30.

Ms Merchant said that creative activities can help engage youngsters including those who lack confidence.

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