Inspiring Educators

1. Marcus’ Marvellous Mathemagicians

This is another initiative from the brilliant Oxford Professor.  He has groups of enthusiastic maths students geared up to go out to provide shows mainly at educational institutes.  At the moment these are provided free with expenses being remunerated.

Another of Marcus du Sautoy ideas was Maths in the City.  I think this is no longer being supported, however their is a wealth of ideas on the website to support the idea of maths int he city.

http://www.mathsinthecity.com/

2.  Inspire Your Teenagers with a Maths Show

http://www.mathsinspiration.com

Maths Inspiration is one of the largest maths enrichment programmes for teenagers in the UK. It’s a chance for Year 11s and sixth formers to experience the UK’s most inspiring maths speakers live, in big venues, presenting mathematics in the context of exciting, real-world situations. Our shows are exceptional value for money, with ticket prices in autumn 2013 and spring 2014 set at no more than £7 (which is just £5.80 if you reclaim VAT).

3.Maths Road shows 

http://www.mmp.maths.org/roadshow

The milenium project at Cambridge produced not only nrich but also a series of roadshows for schools.  These are not free but are well regarded.

4. Techniquest Maths Kit

Available for hire from techniquest Wales

5. The mathematical Museum Germany

Germany http://www.mathematikum.de/

6. Maths Museum New York

http://momath.org/gallery/

If you cannot get there, take a look at the pictures for inspiration.

7.Stem with robots

http://www.stemwithrobots.com

This is a fantastic way to explore logic, maths and technology in a safe workshop environment.  Gary Redrup is a recognised leader in LEGO robots for learning and his courses are  extremely well attended.

8. Maths Midway Tours

This is a festival maths ideas which can be rolled out to a large audience.  I particularly like the hamronograph which takes the sound wave pattern and converts it into a drawing ( I think )

9. Maths in a Suitcase

http://www.mathsinasuitcase.co.uk

This is run by Selwyn van Zeller who guarantees to give the students a completely engaged experience of Maths.

10. The Experimentarium: Mathematics Denmark

This is a science explore centre with some useful maths exhibitions.

11. Exploratorium

 http://exs.exploratorium.edu    US

This is San Fransico based exploration centre with  perhaps the biggest range of maths equipment on display.

12. Maths Mondays

http://momath.org/mathmonday/

This site contains some great art and maths projects from the New York Museum of Maths

13. Mathcraft

Making craft from maths.  The biggest collection on the web spanning origami to Minecraft.

14. Andre Jefferies

http://www.andrewjeffrey.co.uk/products.asp

Great magic shoes to inspire the wonder in maths

15. Ben Sparks

http://www.bensparks.co.uk

Ben is an experienced teacher who gives a range of great talks around maths.

16.Bubblz

http://www.bubblz.co.uk/

Stunning clowning and balloons with Maths at the very heart of it.  These workshops are bookable all round the UK.

17. Creative Learning

http://creativestarlearning.co.uk/c/maths-outdoors/

Juliet Robertson is one of the most active practitioners of  outdoor learning.  She is passionate about Maths and has many brilliant examples on her website

 

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