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Welcome

TO DIGIMAG

Welcome to the second edition of Digimag.

Itâ€™s really important that we think about how we develop a positive maths mindset. Some of us already enjoy maths but some of us donâ€™t. We should ALL love maths! ï¿½ï¿½

Weâ€™ve put together some fun ways for you to explore this topic and learn about different things you can do to make maths fun.

Remember to talk to your family to so everyone is thinking positively about maths. ï¿½ï¿½ Share some maths fun with them!

Itâ€™s really important that we think about how we develop a positive maths mindset. Some of us already enjoy maths but some of us donâ€™t. We should ALL love maths! ï¿½ï¿½

Weâ€™ve put together some fun ways for you to explore this topic and learn about different things you can do to make maths fun.

Remember to talk to your family to so everyone is thinking positively about maths. ï¿½ï¿½ Share some maths fun with them!

Enjoy!

Who

is

a maths person?

**One of the biggest mistakes we can ever make is to say we are no good at maths! It's simply not true - everyone can be good at maths.**

Our brains are amazing and have these things called neurons that allow it to keep on growing. Every time we make a mistake we actually fie up these neurons and they grow bigger. Our brain really does get bigger! ��

Maths gives us so many chances to use our brain and help it grow. We have to remember that mistakes are good and remember that they actually help our brain grow more than when we get everything right.

If we want to think positively about maths we need to know it's ok to make a mistake.

We need to ask lots of questions and we need to talk about how we might work things out.

Most importantly - we need to have fun!

HOW DO WE DEVELOP POSITIVE MATHS THINKING?

**One of the biggest mistakes we can ever make is to say we are no good at maths! It's simply not true - everyone can be good at maths.**

Our brains are amazing and have these things called neurons that allow it to keep on growing. Every time we make a mistake we actually fie up these neurons and they grow bigger. Our brain really does get bigger! ��

Maths gives us so many chances to use our brain and help it grow. We have to remember that mistakes are good and remember that they actually help our brain grow more than when we get everything right.

If we want to think positively about maths we need to know it's ok to make a mistake.

We need to ask lots of questions and we need to talk about how we might work things out.

Most importantly - we need to have fun!

Watch this video about how your brain works.

Can you use the Chrome music lab to create a message that explains at least one thing they can do the be a positive maths thinker?

Having fun with Geoboards...

**Did you know that the geoboard was invented by mathematician Caleb Gattegno (1911-1988) as a manipulative tool for teaching elementary geometry in schools?**

**Geoboards can be used in so many different ways!**

**You can create maths shapes, letters, numbers, and even pieces of art - simply by the way you use the bands.**

**Click on the geoboard link above and see how creative you can be.**

**Can you create a design where 1/4 of the area is red?**

**Can you create a design with a perimeter greater than the number on the letterbox of the house you live in?**

**Explore the different geoboards - what do you notice when you use a larger board?**

**What is the most amazing piece of art you can create?**