Cotswold makes World Maths Day count

2017-04-05 06:02
Celebrating a combined love for maths and Dr Seuss were, at the back, from left, Amy Malan, Alfredene le Roux, Wayne Muller, Barbara Porter (Principal) and Beverley Blignaut. In the middle are, from left, Jody Holyoake, Mbalentle Tame, Leah Daniels and Kwezi Mbengashe and, in front, from left, Athandile Nyepa, Lydia Marchman, Noorun-Nisa Jones and Kylie Scholtz.Photo:SUPPLIED

Celebrating a combined love for maths and Dr Seuss were, at the back, from left, Amy Malan, Alfredene le Roux, Wayne Muller, Barbara Porter (Principal) and Beverley Blignaut. In the middle are, from left, Jody Holyoake, Mbalentle Tame, Leah Daniels and Kwezi Mbengashe and, in front, from left, Athandile Nyepa, Lydia Marchman, Noorun-Nisa Jones and Kylie Scholtz.Photo:SUPPLIED

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COTSWOLD Primary School recently celebrated World Maths Day in colourful fashion with the theme of Dr Seuss’s Cat in the Hat.

The celebration was aimed at creating awareness of the importance of mathematics, especially in light of World Maths Day which took place on March 12.

To add to the theme, a Maths Hat competition was held, which required the learners to create their own hats with a maths theme while also dressing up as one of Dr Seuss’s characters.

“Learners started reading books by Dr Seuss two weeks beforehand so that they could familiarise themselves with the characters. They also received support from their teachers and parents to create their own hats,” said Cotswold Primary School’s Principal Barbara Porter.

The day was started with an aptly titled Maths Assembly which included a hat parade, a maths presentation and a Mental Maths Keep Fit Counting activity.

Herman Frosler, the principal of Victoria Park Grey, was the guest speaker at the assembly and encouraged the learners to develop a love for maths as it is an important subject and key to many excellent careers.

Other guests who attended the assembly included parents, community members and Department of Education District officials, Analize Baines and Ntombi Njadayi.

The celebration continued as fun interactive maths activities took place during lessons.

The aim of the day, according to committee member, Beverley Blignaut, was to improve the standard of mathematics and to foster a love for maths in a fun, interesting and meaningful way.

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