## Mathematics and Play – Important Components in a Childs Development.

From the ancient Greeks to current, modern societies, mathematics has always been regarded as vital to our understanding of the world around us.

As such maths features heavily in a child’s development and education, from a very young age. Integrating maths and play is often the initial starting point for this. This can be noted in playful interactive books in schools, in board games such as snakes and ladders, as well as in other forms such as hopscotch and numbered graphics in wet pour surfaces in playgrounds up and down the country.

Mathematics is vital in many modern industries, none less so than computing and the internet. The famous British mathematician Turing is regarded as one of the founders of modern computers that are now commonplace.

So without maths, what would the world around us really be like?

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