Fitting More than Words in Maths Class
Contrary to popular belief, Maths isn’t just about numbers. YCIS Chongqing students from Years 8 to 11 have delved into that realm by focusing on their mathematics vocabulary over the past few weeks.
Aside from reconstructing definitions and memorising word spellings, our budding mathematicians have applied their problem-solving skills by designing their own crosswords! Students then tapped into their computer knowledge and digitised their puzzles: through learning how to resize columns and insert borders in Excel and Numbers, our students took advantage of the opportunity to learn some valuable ICT skills.
To conclude their unit, students revised keywords and had fun solving their classmates’ puzzles; some of our Year 8 and 9s were able to extend their vocabulary by attempting the Year 10 and 11 crosswords. By learning Maths through words rather than numbers, our students united two subjects and removed any trace of monotony from their Maths classes, and we’ll definitely challenge them again next year!