NRICH Hands-On Maths Roadshow

NRICH, University of Cambridge

Do you want to inspire your children? Show them that mathematics is full of awe and wonder? Support them on their mathematical journey? Then let the NRICH Roadshow be part of this adventure and kick it off with a day of engaging maths.

The NRICH Roadshow is a collection of geometric puzzles, strategy games and other rich activities which inspire learners of all ages to appreciate the diversity of mathematics. The activities are designed to promote creative approaches to problem solving and strategic thinking, to develop reasoning skills and to stimulate mathematical curiosity.

The Roadshow can be brought to schools by our NRICH Maths Roadshow Co-ordinator, Andrew Sharpe, for a special maths event. The Roadshow can be tailored to suit various age ranges, from KS1/2, KS2/3 or KS3/4. There are activities for all abilities and it has catered for children from Key Stages 1 to 4 as well as involving Year 12 and 13 students as helpers.

Expected outcomes

The NRICH Hands-On Maths Roadshow gives opportunities to develop students' problem-solving, strategic thinking, mathematical thinking, collaborative working and mathematical confidence. The Roadshow also includes opportunities for practical CPD and ideas for using the huge bank of free, engaging NRICH resources as follow-up.

Recent feedback from schools hosting Roadshow visits includes:

'It was enlightening to see how some quieter children excelled working in a collaborative environment. They visibly grew in confidence. We will now look at incorporating more collaborative group work in maths and other lessons.' 

'Teachers remarked on how well it focused on resilience and modelled how to present and support problem solving.' 

'Great CPD for staff and ideas for lessons to make mathematics fun and engaging on a more consistent basis.'

'I am going to share details of the Roadshow with colleagues at the next departmental meeting with a view to us all using more creative approaches to problem solving in the classroom.'

'Parents have asked for website address to access resources at home. Pupils have asked for more of these activities to use in school.'

'The Roadshow really engaged the pupils and they were left wanting more. The objectives of improving mathematical communication and perseverance were certainly achieved. The parents/carers in attendance loved it too and the sessions really supplemented our drive to raise the profile of maths in the community.'

To book this activity, please contact:
Andrew Sharpe

NRICH, University of Cambridge
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road
CB3 0WA Cambridge Cambs

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