Host your own Maths "Wow" this term, with either our Race into Space, Riddle of the Sphinx or Benefactor Digital Maths Packages - guaranteed to create a whole-school maths buzz!
Available as individual packages or as part of a Bumper Bundle, consisting of any two of these, together with our unique Family Maths digital package!
The Race into Space
The search is on for the UK's next astronaut – and Major Tom wants your pupils' help in selecting the best person for the job. He’s found six well-suited candidates, all with different qualifications – but it’s up to you to decide which one will win The Race into Space!
Probably the most challenging of our maths programmes, The Race into Space comprises a range of different activities, giving children opportunities to extend their mathematical thinking in context and explore some of the links between maths and science. In its digital format, it allows you to choose to either present it in one discrete block – or over the course of a number of days. If all the activities we provide were undertaken, classes would be engaged for between two and three hours.
The digital pack includes …
- Two short films, to open and close the adventure …
- Seven PowerPoint-based, whole-class activities (one for each year group), exploring age-appropriate examples of maths and science “crossovers”…
- Printable Question and Answer Sheets for a range of questions linking maths with the science of space (all age-differentiated) …
- Two activities combining maths with literacy (with printable Writing Frameworks).
The Riddle of the Sphinx
Our resident archaeologist, Dr Colorado Smith, has returned from Egypt with some exciting news: she's now collected all the clues required to solve the age old Riddle of the Sphinx - and open the Inner Sanctum in the Valley of the Kings. But as she can't do it by herself, she's on the lookout for schools to use their understanding of concepts of “measurement” to help her!
With a range of different activities, The Riddle of the Sphinx offers children contextualised, engaging and age-differentiated opportunities to further develop their understanding of “measurement”. The digital format that we’ve put together allows you to choose to either present it in one discrete block – or over the course of a number of days. If all the activities we provide were undertaken, classes would be engaged for between two and three hours.
The digital pack includes:
- Two short films from Dr Colorado Smith, to open and close the adventure
- Seven PowerPoint-based, whole-class activities (one for each year group), exploring age-appropriate aspects of measurement
- Printable Question and Answer Sheets for a range of measurement-based maths questions (all age-differentiated)
- Two measurement-based literacy activities (with printable Writing Frameworks)
"We have had a brilliant week exploring Ancient Egypt. We solved brilliant literacy and numeracy challenge, Riddle of the Sphinx! Also excavated treasure and spelling words, built tombs, role-played Pharaohs and so much more!" Woodmuir Primary
Eccentric millionaire Benny Factor has amassed a fortune over the last few years – and it’s now time to give something back to a village that’s very close to his heart: Amberton. The trouble is, though, that with so many community groups within the village to choose from, he can’t quite decide how to carve his money up! And that’s where you come in, as your pupils help him draw up a series of budgets. (EYFS - Y6 / P1 - P7)
Family Maths: Maths in Everyday Life
Comprising a range of challenges for all the family, exploring ways in which we use maths all the time, without ever really thinking about it – and demonstrating just how easy it is to use almost any family activity as a springboard for a quick maths challenge.
In-Person Maths Workshops for Schools - Book with Confidence
We are now taking bookings for in-school workshops during Summer and Autumn / Winter term 2021/22 and are offering schools total flexibility with dates, allowing you to change dates if needed as a result of the ongoing public health crisis. Read our Covid-19 Booking with Confidence policy