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Shoulders of Giants: Cultural Capital in Maths

No teacher - and few pupils - would argue against the importance of maths. Its procedures are crucial life skills, and its thinking processes can develop understanding across the curriculum. But how often do we explore the lives and work of great mathematicians, particularly in the context of Ofsted’s focus on cultural capital?

  • Explore the importance of maths in history and other curriculum areas
  • Unpick the requirements for ‘cultural capital’
  • See how cultural capital can increase engagement and curiosity in mathematics
  • School-wide licence for everyone at your school
1 hour
Access For
30 Days
£99.00 + VAT

About this course

This on-demand short course costs just £99+VAT for a school-wide licence, providing 30 days access to every member of staff in your school.

For further information on how to purchase this training, please take a look at the 'About on-demand training' section below.

Course overview:

The National Curriculum defines ‘cultural capital’ in three parts: the essential knowledge to be an ‘educated citizen’; awareness of ‘the best that has been thought and said’; and an appreciation of human creativity. Elsewhere, it calls maths an ‘essential’, ‘creative’, ‘powerful and beautiful’ subject that has solved some of ‘history’s most intriguing problems’. How can we use these ideas in our maths teaching, and beyond?

This one-hour course will:

  • Provide you with starting points for a culture-in-maths curriculum
  • Explore the rationale and impact of this kind of approach
  • Show how this will improve your other maths learning, and outcomes in other subjects too


  • Class teachers (all years)
  • Maths coordinators and curriculum leads
  • Senior leaders

About on-demand training

The school-wide licence for this short course costs just £99+VAT and provides access to every member of staff at your school.

By purchasing this on-demand training:

  • The course will be made available to every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days.
  • Every member of staff in your school can log in independently from home or wherever they are.
  • Your team can watch the training at a time that suits them - on-demand - and will be able to pause or rewind to review sections.

How to purchase:

To buy a school-wide licence for this short course, please click one of the 'Add To Basket' buttons below and complete the checkout process to place your order. You will receive an automated email with further instructions on how to provide access to the rest of the staff at your school.

£99.00 + VAT