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?
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?
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