Maths Week London will be returning on 26th - 30th June 2023 and we've got some great Maths workshops for London Schools - perfect for celebrating Maths in your school!
Maths Week London aims to raise the profile of maths in the London community, improve children’s attitude towards maths and promote the value of maths as an essential skill.
Over half a million children and young people have taken part in one of our Creative Maths workshops! - and our downloadable Maths resource packages were also shortlisted for both a Teach Primary and Bett Award in the STEM category!
Find out more about Maths Week London including information about how to apply for funding of up to £250 to support participation in Maths Week London by visiting www.mayorsfundforlondon.org.uk/our-campaigns/championing-numeracy/
Times Tables' TrattoriaThrough sheer head work, Trevi Times made his dream come true – by opening his own Italian restaurant, Times’ Tables Trattoria! But with his team of chefs wasting too much food (and spending too much money), that dream is on the verge of turning into a nightmare. If only there were some children who could use their knowledge and understanding of their times tables to help him keep his trattoria open!
The Race into SpaceThe 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! 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. Dr Smith can’t do it alone, it’ll be up to schools like yours to use concepts of measurements to help! The Benefactor 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. 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!
With the help of the elves, the Shoemaker’s fortunes have been restored – and all is well in Storyland. Until, that is, his precious last is stolen! Which of his neighbours could have taken it? After using storytelling techniques to introduce pupils to the crime and the suspects, we'll share with them a range of clues left at the scene. They'll then use their sorting and numeracy skills to reveal the identity of the miscreant!
CSI: Michaela Maths
If it hadn’t been for the quick thinking of one of her teammates, Michaela Maths, one of Britain’s most promising young athletes, would be dead – slain by an unseen hand! The police are baffled by the dastardly deed – and want the children’s help in solving it. Having been introduced to the crime, the suspects and their possible motives, pupils will work in teams on a carousel probing a range of mathematical skills. Taken together, these lead to the suspects being eliminated, one by one – until, if all the calculations are correct, the criminal is unmasked.
CSI: Bake Off
All is not well in the world of the Bake Off – one of the judges, Saul Pinewood, has had food poisoning – and he knows it wasn’t an accident! He’s narrowed the field down to six suspects – and hopes that pupils can use their understanding of fractions, percentages and measurements to help him take the final step.
Deliver your own whole-school Creative Maths day! Extraordinary World Maths Resource Packages (everything you need to deliver your own Creative Maths day) available to purchase and download from www.ascreativesconnect.com/ Choose from: The Race into Space, The Riddle of the Sphinx and The Benefactor. All available as individual packages (£175.00) or as part of a Bumper Bundle, consisting of any two of these, together with our unique Family Maths package (£500.00) - and you can view sample resources from the above packs on our website. The resources have been designed to allow teachers to take up the narrative and support their pupils in exploring the worlds we’ve created. These packages include all the resources required to deliver your own themed maths experiences from Reception to Year 6 - offering fantastic value for money!
"The children had a wonderful time and every year group was inspired, challenged and excited by the activity and Jackson’s approach. We found the idea of the workshops so clever and there was such a variety of maths involved. In 14 years of teaching, it’s the best workshop I’ve seen!" St Mary's Hare Park
If you are interested in hosting an As Creatives Maths workshop in your school during Maths Week London then please get in touch as we would love to hear from you!
Our workshops are available as in-person sessions, live streamed workshops or pre-recorded digital packages - all of which are listed below.
Our range of workshops on offer includes our four incredibly popular whole school primary maths days: The Pirate's Challenge, Race into Space, The Riddle of the Sphinx and The Benefactor - and for secondary schools The Bunker, The Priorities Game and CSI: Bake Off.
Why not make the most of your day by adding on our unique after school Family Maths workshop exploring Creative Approaches to Maths! more details can be found on the pages below.
"I wanted to say a huge thank you for the wonderful Race into Space day and Family Maths session that you delivered at St. Peter’s during our Maths week. It was a real highlight of the week. The children, parents and staff really enjoyed and got so much out of it." (St Peter's Primary)
"Across the course of the day our entire Key Stage 3 engaged in both the training game and the bunker sessions and all students came out of the sessions absolutely energised. All who witnessed the level of buzz and atmosphere in the room were simply blown away by the engagement of students, the high energy environment and delighted in watching students find clever and innovative approaches to try and ‘out game’ Chris! A superb day was had by all." Assistant Headteacher (Altwood Church of England School)
"Fabulous! As a maths specialist I had a great day and it was lovely to hear the children so excited about it. 11 out of 10 - couldn't rate it any higher!" St Aidan's CE Primary School
Family Maths workshops provide a fun environment in which parents/carers can work with their children in exploring why maths is important, what maths means in the 21st century - and how easy it is to find everyday opportunities to indulge in mathematical challenges.