Art competition to help South West children in maths

By Amy Hetherington   |   Reporter   |
Wednesday 30th March 2022 3:00 pm
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A learning resources provider launched a drawing competition last week to get children interested in the subject following concerns that covid has greatly affected children’s mathetical understanding.

Renaissance Learning opened the competition on World Maths Day (March 23) to primary schools in the South West and is asking children to create artwork representing their interpretation of how maths is used in everyday life.

Sarah Haythornthwaite, marketing director at Renaissance Learning, said: ‘We’re really excited to be launching the “Sum it up in a picture” competition to help children think about how maths is all around us in everyday life – and we hope to stimulate fun in the subject by getting pupils really engaged with their artwork. We want students to take ownership of their learning by connecting maths to their everyday experiences.’

The winning school will receive £2,000 towards a trip, whilst the individual winners will receive a Kindle Fire and a year’s subscription to Renaissance Learning’s resources. All entrants will receive a certificate.

The competitions comes following recent research which revealed that, due to the pandemic, 62% of teachers in the South West are finding that more students are struggling with maths, 49% are worried that their pupils might falling behind in the subject and 60% have covered less of the maths curriculum than normal.

Details on how to enter can be found at www.renlearn.co.uk/sum-it-up alongside more information about Renaissance Learning and Freckle.

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