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Maths Month Returns to Borough of Scarborough

Maths Month Returns to Borough of Scarborough

Published by Karen Liu at 10:15am 4th March 2020.

It is the return of Maths Month across the Borough of Scarborough.

There will be a series of fun and interactive events for schools, teachers and the community to encourage learners of all ages to engage with maths. 

The aim is to make the subject feel less scary for children and their families. 

It has been organised by NYBEP Successful Futures and its Education Advisor, Anna-Mae Thornton, said:

"It is due to Scarborough being an Opportunity Area and we are working with the Department of Education.

It's just about getting people more involved in seeing the fun side of maths to make it a little bit more interesting, and to develop the skillset of our young people."

Maths Month was launched across Scarborough, Whitby and Filey last year and organisers say it was successful.

Anna-Mae added:

"Those that started out hating maths, saying 'I don't like maths at all, were then leaving going 'actually maths can be fun, and I understand that it doesn't have to be sitting doing a workbook, I can do maths when it's put into practical terms', such a functional skills and showing them that if you look at it in a different light, everyone can do maths but it's just how you look at it and we have seen that develop across the area."

There is a launch event taking place at The Street in Scarborough from 3.45pm to 6pm, and everyone is welcome to drop-in. 

Bobby Seagull, who is a mathematician, teacher and an author will be there.

If you can't make it, then there will be a number of other activities throughout this month across Scarborough, Whitby and Filey.

You can see the full list here: https://northyorkshirecoastoa.co.uk/maths-month/maths-month-events/

The North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area is working to support ambition and outcomes on social mobility across Scarborough, Whitby and Filey. 

It was launched by the government to raise education standards in the area, in the hopes of giving every child and young person the chance to reach their full potential.

The programme has prioritized work to improve early years education, boost literacy and numeracy skills, and help more secondary schools to become good or outstanding. 

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