Welcome to the Summer of Maths  #2

Maths really is everywhere!

Almost all of our daily activities involve maths in some form or other. The idea of the Summer of Maths is to start noticing these opportunities. 

​Maths isn't a gift, it's a skill. And any skill can be polished.

To polish and perfect a skill or we need are chances to practice.​

All the ideas and activities here are starting points for things to do and things to ask or talk about. Think of them as springboards... if you use just a couple of these ideas it will be enough to start making maths meaningful and interesting... for everyone!

If you like what's here, please let us know - if you want more (or less) of a particular thing for future issues, let us know. If you want to contribute an idea please do - we want to hear from you!

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