School Improvement & Development Conference 2023: Book your early-bird place

Shoulders of Giants: Cultural Capital in Maths

No teacher - and few pupils - would argue against the importance of maths. Its procedures are crucial life skills, and its thinking processes can develop understanding across the curriculum. But how often do we explore the lives and work of great mathematicians, particularly in the context of Ofsted’s focus on cultural capital?

  • See how cultural capital can increase engagement and curiosity in mathematics
  • Unpick the requirements for ‘cultural capital’
  • Explore the importance of maths in history and other curriculum areas
1 hour
£99 + VAT
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About this course

The National Curriculum defines ‘cultural capital’ in three parts: the essential knowledge to be an ‘educated citizen’; awareness of ‘the best that has been thought and said’; and an appreciation of human creativity. Elsewhere, it calls maths an ‘essential’, ‘creative’, ‘powerful and beautiful’ subject that has solved some of ‘history’s most intriguing problems’. How can we use these ideas in our maths teaching, and beyond?

This one-hour course will:

  • Provide you with starting points for a culture-in-maths curriculum
  • Explore the rationale and impact of this kind of approach
  • Show how this will improve your other maths learning, and outcomes in other subjects too



This course is appropriate for primary schools.

  • Class teachers (all years)
  • Maths coordinators and curriculum leads
  • Senior leaders



If there are no livestream dates currently planned, please contact us on 01206 625 626 or email us at and we will work with you to find a suitable date.

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • On-demand recording, with 30 days access to watch at a time and location to suit you!
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

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This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

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