‘Why teach Maths?’ a question often asked by pupils. How is this relevant to everyday life? I think it is put rather eloquently by Travers et al. (1977): “Mathematics is useful, Mathematics is beautiful, and Mathematics disciplines the mind.”

Maths is indeed beautiful and is at the heart of much that we do in life. The study of Maths is not simply the learning of numbers and their application, it is so much more. In studying Maths pupils are able to think more creatively and question their own understanding of many things.

When pupils gain the confidence in Maths it can take them wherever they wish to go, as Maths still is one of the ‘feared’ subjects where pupils often feel defeated before they have even begun. It is that ‘fear’ that we seek to abolish at Copthorne Prep, or at least lessen, in doing so, pupils will feel a great sense of achievement and an ability to move forward in a positive way, with this knowledge there will be willingness to learn more.. who knows where this might take them?

Open Mornings are a wonderful opportunity to see the school and meet our dedicated and inspiring teachers. You will have a tour with children providing some invaluable insights!

Our next main Open Morning is on Saturday, 1st February 2020 10.00am to 12noon and our working Open Morning is on Monday, 3rd February 2020 10.00am to 12noon. It is advisable to pre-register, which you can do by clicking here.

We look forward to meeting you!