At Airedale Junior School we learn:
Look at what we have been learning in maths:
Famous in This Field:
Maryam was born on the 12th May 1977 and was raised in Iran. During her teenage years she took part in the International Mathematical Olympiads, becoming the first Iranian student to achieve a perfect score and win two gold medals. In 2014, Maryam Mirzakhani was the first ever female mathematician to receive the Fields Medal, which is sometimes described as a Nobel Prize for Mathematics.
Maryam became a mathematics Professor at Stanford University in the U.S. and is considered to be one of the greatest mathematicians of recent times. In a newspaper article, Maryam described how her love of mathematics grew from her teenage years onwards: ‘The more time I spent on maths, the more excited I got’.
Sadly Maryam Mirzakhani died of breast cancer in 2017, aged just 40 years old.
Maths: Further Information & Links:
- Link To National Curriculum (Maths)
- Link To BBC Bitesize KS2 Maths
- Link To Maths Chase - Times Tables Game