Sometimes at school I feel like saying out loud: “Maths just has to change. RIGHT NOW”. What I really mean by that is, “Give us a challenge”.
Well, you can’t really blame me. I’m a year 4, in the highest maths group. We are getting things like 45 – 6 = ___. AT LEAST we could get 6 times table. I think that people with such talent should be getting better things. It isn’t fair for people who know this stuff. I mean, I have a really nice teacher and I want to LEARN. School is for LEARNING. Not remembering.
I feel good that some people are learning, but I only learn more maths at home with my dad. I like multiplication and division and hard subtraction. Some people might whine and complain about something harder, but they probably only do it because they always get easy things and are not used to harder things. And if you actually try, you might just be able to do it.
Maths should be a fun and challenging topic, not an easy and boring topic. Accept a maths challenge. You might be able to do it!
Written by Lara, a Year 4 student.
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