We provide outreach programmes into schools to develop Maths through rich learning experiences. This involves creating project based scenarios where students have to use a wide range of skills to solve Maths problems. The programmes also provide training for teachers in new skills and delivery techniques.
Primary Robots & Maths
This is a really exciting project enabling teachers and students develop their Maths through solving robotic problems. The students learn LOGO programming and Maths up to NC Level 6.
Some Quotes about the project
Mrs Pritchard, Head Teacher of Thrupp School, was glowing in praise of the projects “The children had a fantastic time; the maths they learnt was great; they really enjoyed themselves and that is what is important.”
Irene Nichols, a teacher from Gastrells Primary School, remarked “Some students who usually found Maths a challenge, showed real enthusiasm and interest in what they were doing and were surprised by their achievements, that is always great to see.”
Student ” This was brilliant and I learnt rather a lot of Maths”
Creating Maths Computer Games
This is ground breaking work where students develop their own computer games to teach Maths. These games are then used throughout the school to improve numeracy. The students also have a chance to become “teachers” to enable other classes develop similar Maths computer games.
This is a complete educational experience.
Maths Construction Days
These are maths days based around exploring Maths through construction. Sometimes students are creating heavy duty strut bridges which will take the weight of an adult; other times they will be exploring construction problems. What they all have in common is oodles of Maths.
Springfields Academy ” This was a 10/10 experiences which really energised the students and taught a great deal of Maths”
KS3 Robots Maths & Programming Adventures
The KS3 projects are based around the popular VEX robotic system. It is a day where students are faced with a Mathematical challenge which they have to solve by a combination of Engineering, Maths and Programming. This project really stretches students understanding of the core STEM subjects. It enables the achievement of the Robotic Academy level 1 certificate.
See the work at the Big Bang Fair in March https://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/