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When I was a kid I was top of the class in maths. I was really good at mental arithmetic and doing sums. Things were easy back then, It was all addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. I knew my times tables like the back of my hand. Then, things got difficult when I was about 14. We had to learn stuff like algebra and geometry and lots of other stuff I can’t remember the names of. Suddenly. I wasn’t so good at maths any more. I think there were a few reasons for this. One was my maths teacher, another was because I sat at the back of the class, and another was I talked a lot. I still like maths and know I would be good at it again if I studied. I did statistics when I was at university and loved that. 
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Write five GOOD questions about mathematics in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.
When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

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Write about mathematics for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.
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1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about mathematics. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about mathematics. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
4. MATHEMATICS POSTER Make a poster about mathematics. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.
5. MY MATHEMATICS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on mathematics. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.
6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Delicious / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on mathematics. Share your findings with the class.
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