Everyday Maths … time

It is so easy to overlook how much we use maths as part of our everyday life.

For example, travelling up to London by train reminded me how much maths is required just to plan this trip!

To start with, there is the use of a timetable. This means understanding how to interpret the timetable as well as knowing about the 24-hour clock, in order to decide which train to catch. Then there is working out what time I have to leave the house to ensure I get that train!


For older children, planning an outing using trains and buses is a great way to help them with maths. Have fun!