Last week, on one of my trips through Year 6, I met some girls who had just finished a Maths test and were talking about Algebra. ‘What’s the point of Algebra Mr Rees?’, they said. ‘When in our lives will we need to use it?’.
It’s a fair enough question and one, I’m sure, that teachers and parents have heard many times over the years. Rather than get drawn in to an argument I felt I was always likely to lose, I asked Tayla to see if she could find out the answer to her question and to write a blog post about it. A few days later and following a bit of research, I saw her sharing her findings with Miss Coade.
So here’s a post by my first ‘Guest Blogger’ on why we need to learn algebra!