Maths KS2: Why Maths Why?
Maths is depicted as an intimidating robot with mathematical equipment such as set squares and protractors as weapons.
Mathematics is likened to other endeavours such as sport, games, baking and martial arts.
Some applications of mathematics are shown and we learn that mathematics helps build our world.
We are shown that through effort and training, one can understand and enjoy mathematics.
This clip is from the series Kick Sum Maths.
When watching the clip, teachers can pause at the section which reveals the maths robot, and start a discussion and exploration of the components that form the robot. Which items and symbols have been used?
Students can design their own maths robots, explaining their design to the class.
These clips could be used for teaching Maths at KS2 or at a beginner level in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 1st and 2nd Level in Scotland.