Mathematical fun for all the family! Taking a experiential approach, our immersive Family Maths workshops uncover the meaning and importance of the three keystones of the Curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Family Maths Workshops

 

“Students all enjoyed participating in the workshops, they found it fun and challenging. (They gained) Collaboration, problem solving, interpretation and an insight into the practical applications of maths. Thank you for a great day!” Kilchuimen Primary

“All children had a wonderful time and many parents reported that children went home and spoke about their day in great detail. On speaking to the children, they told me they had "so much fun" doing their activities. Children understood that maths is not just about working out numbers on a page but can be engaging and is in the World around us everywhere. Parents who attended the workshop have fed back that they couldn't believe how they were looking at the outside World differently on their drive home." Leverstock Green C of E Primary School

Workshop Description

Family Maths allows parents/carers to appreciate the joy of working alongside their children - and give the children opportunities to teach their families some of the mathematical strategies that they employ in school.

"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, Stockport

Family Maths workshops require a minimum of 45 minutes (although we always prefer longer, if parents/carers can be persuaded to stay). And although they normally take the form of Twilight sessions, we're happy to integrate them into the school day, where teachers feel this approach will boost take-up. They have been designed to cater for families with children from EYFS to Year 6 (P1 - P7) in a single sitting - but can also be tailored to meet the needs of specific cohorts. The only limitation on numbers is that imposed by the size of the working space - and we provide beautifully designed and carefully worded invitations to be circulated among families.  And, if it helps, we can even help you evaluate the impacts of the sessions!

At Park Grove Primary School in Antrim, Northern Ireland, parents relished the chance to learn from their children, reflecting on the fact that Maths had "moved on" since they were at school themselves. At South Grove Primary school in Walthamstow (in a programme funded by the Mayor of London), parents gave up part of their Saturday to both take part in an Outdoor Maths Trail and design new activities that would live on long after their children had left the school. A packed Family Maths event at Kington School in Wales saw parents delighted to discover exactly what "fluency", "reasoning" and "problem-solving" mean - while a session at Glebefields Primary, Wolverhampton, allowed parents to meet the school's new Pupil Maths Ambassadors (after the Ambassadors had spent the afternoon in a training session with us). 100% of parents/carers at a Family Workshop at Struthers Primary, Scotland, said they "really enjoyed" the session - with a whopping 97% reporting that they now had "lots of ideas for things to try at home"!

Family Maths workshops are available all year round - and you can book your session for any day of the week (including weekends). There's a substantial discount, though, if your session comes at the end of (or is integrated within) a day of workshops with your pupils.   

Family Maths is also available as teaching resource pack from As Creatives Connect.

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you, the staff and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we will definitely be looking into some workshops for KS1 later in the year and will be recommending this to other schools that we work with!” Brentside Primary Academy

Maths
EYFS - Y6 / P1-P7
1-2 hours
Up-to 60 families
Hall or Classroom depending on numbers

FAQs

What is the format of the workshops?

Family Maths is usually delivered as an add-on workshop at the end of your day of Maths workshops. 

The session requires a minimum of 45 minutes (although we always prefer longer, if parents/carers can be persuaded to stay longer). And although they normally take the form of Twilight sessions, we're happy to integrate them into the school day, where teachers feel this approach will boost take-up. 

 

Are there any technical requirements?

Your visitor will need access to a laptop/ screen/projector set up in the school hall, so that participants can view the supporting PowerPoint.

 

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