Southfield Primary School

Real-Life Maths

Pupils in Year 3-6 have the bi-weekly opportunity to place their maths into a real-life context with Real Life Maths lessons. Here pupils apply their abstract knowledge to solve a problem in context. This ranges from visiting the local shop, bank or football pitch, planning a banquet for Henry VIII to surviving on a ration book in World War II. Children develop the skills of cooperation and mathematical reason and understand an intrinsic link between learning maths and applying it to everyday life.