Chesterfield school's maths day equals lots of fun

Youngsters and staff from Spire Infant School enjoying the maths day. Pictures by Eric Gregory.
Youngsters and staff from Spire Infant School enjoying the maths day. Pictures by Eric Gregory.

Children enjoyed a day celebrating maths at their school - summing it up as 'amazing'.

Youngsters and staff at Spire Infant School on Derby Road dressed up in maths-themed clothes and engaged in a number fun arithmetic-based activities for the special event.

Pupils had fun finding hidden numbers in the garden of the school.

Pupils had fun finding hidden numbers in the garden of the school.

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Andrea James, of Spire Infant School, said: "It went really well.

"I was so proud of the children - seeing them enjoying themselves and having fun is always a delight.

"They all came to school dressed up in maths-themed clothes - they looked amazing.

Children making numbers out of stickle bricks.

Children making numbers out of stickle bricks.

"Throughout the day they rotated around the school, visiting other classes to engage in many fun maths-based activities.

"Our maths days really do raise the profile of mathematics.

"When asked, the majority of our children say that maths is their favourite subject.

"When I ask why, they say it's because it's fun and they enjoy working in groups or partners."