English teacher Uma Kala...
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The staff at Comberton Village College in Cambridgeshire motivate students by using games and number puzzles in their lessons.
Teaching a range of abilities, the school's use of games enables students to interact with one another and the subject more.
Two Year 8 groups create quadrilaterals by joining points on a circle. The higher set see come up with a rule involving the number of points available. While the lower set class make quadrilaterals with a piece of rope before using the same activity to consolidate the names and properties of shapes they make.
Meanwhile, Year 7s try a number puzzle which encourages accurate calculations and supports a whole class investigation and Year 9s, use a number game to think about generalisations and proof.
Part of the series: Maths For All