The Romanian soccer team came up with an innovative way to encourage maths learning in the nation’s schoolchildren.
When they played Spain in a friendly on Sunday, they wore training tops with maths puzzles on the back in place of the usual squad numbers.
How cool is this. Romania's national soccer team wearing equations instead of numbers to promote math to kids! pic.twitter.com/7AKyE02OwY— Mr. B. (@MrBrehmer) March 28, 2016
The tops, worn by the players as they warmed up before the match, had simple additions and subtractions as well as more complicated sums.
The tops were part of a national programme working to improve school dropout numbers and numeracy using the power of football.
Romania has one of the highest rates of school dropout in the European Union - 18% in 2014.
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