Maths is a universal language that explains the world around us. The study of Mathematics enables you to make sense of everyday situations, forge links between topics and establish connections to real life context. Maths fosters curiosity, equipping students with various strategies to tackle problems; it empowers students with resilience to take risks, get it wrong, form a new strategy and start again, with determination and drive to reach the final answer. Maths is logical thinking, reasoning, intuition, analysis, construction, generalisation and beauty.

 

We are proud of our CHS mastery approach to teaching Maths. We work on a range of topics, consolidating and extending skills from primary school and applying these to more complex situations. Within our lesson structure, students are hooked into a challenge from the start. They are given the time to really grapple with ideas, becoming more resilient, reflective and ultimately developing evaluative skills in assessing which methods are more appropriate for a given task or scenario. Communication and problem solving are at the heart of our lessons and students at CHS thrive on the challenging and thought-provoking content.

 

Abuntant Numbers:

To find the factors of a number, you have to find all the pairs of numbers that multiply together to give that number.

The factors of 48 are:

1 and 48
2 and 24
3 and 16
4 and 12
6 and 8

If we leave out the number we started with, 48, and add all the other factors, we get 76:

1+2+3+4+6+8+12+16+24=76

So .... 48 is called an abundant number because it is less than the sum of its factors (without itself). (48 is less than 76.)

See if you can find some more abundant numbers!

 

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