Bring maths to life with this resource for 8-12-year-olds which supports the maths curriculum using real-life data. Developed by Oxfam in conjunction with Young Lives, an international research project studying the causes and consequences of children’s poverty.
The resource introduces pupils to selected children from each of the four Young Lives countries (Ethiopia, India, Peru and Viet Nam). By finding out about these children’s lives, pupils explore issues of poverty and inequality.
The resource focuses on the maths curriculum, in particular handling data and measuring time and distance. Some activities link to other areas of the curriculum such as English, Geography or Social Studies.
The resource is divided into four units and each unit is sub-divided into a number of sessions.
Unit 1: Welcome – six sessions, two slideshows.
Unit 2: Time and inequality – two sessions, one slideshow.
Unit 3: Handling inequality data – six sessions, two slideshows.
Unit 4: Reflection and sharing – one session.
There is also a version of this resource for special educational needs (SEN) learners.
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