The 5 week club your child has just participated in was a pilot which has only been recently developed by me. The aim of the club was to help enthuse primary school children who show an aptitude for mathematics. It is my belief that many children, who are naturally talented at maths, benefit from actually seeing the power of the algebra they are beginning to learn in years 5 and 6 by applying it to proving something mathematically. Proving the square root of 2 is an irrational number is one such proof, in that it is not obvious, yet the algebra required to prove root 2’s irrationality is based on elementary year 6 and 7 algebra.
Therefore given this was a pilot club, I would love it if you could take a moment to talk with your child and then fill in the form below giving me feedback on how your child found club so that I can continue to improve it.
Thanks very much for your help,