Think Maths is a team of experienced mathematics speakers who visit schools to run workshops and give talks for a wide range of ages and abilities. Our sessions are interactive, engaging and cover mathematical content which will grab the attention of students and inspire them to get excited about maths.
Think Maths was set up by Matt Parker, the Stand-Up Mathematician. Ex-maths teacher, Matt now talks about maths in the media, is a YouTuber and maths author. Matt is joined by Katie Steckles and Zoe Griffiths. Katie has a PhD in Mathematics, has given talks for Maths Inspiration and has appeared on Numberphile. Zoe has worked in enrichment at the Royal Institution and is an ex-maths teacher.
All three have their own delivery style and in some cases their own talks to give. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a full listing of possible sessions.
Some favourites include:
- Mathematical Magic. (Apply and develop mathematical thinking skills to reverse-engineer magical tricks and make the seemingly impossible, possible!)
-The Hidden Maths of Technology. (Discover the numbers around us that make our modern lives possible. From rescuing your lost words in text messages, to taking selfies).
-Maths in the Simpsons. (Suprisingly there is lots of mathematics to be found in The Simpsons if you look closely! This session touches on number theory, prime numbers and Fermat's Last Theorem).
-Inspire students to get excited about maths.
-Show students the wider world of maths beyond school.
-Develop students' invaluable mathematical thinking skills.
Our overall aim is to inspire students to be more motivated in normal lessons.To book this activity, please contact:
The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.
Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||30 October 2017|
|Last modified||30 October 2017|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Age||11-14, 14-16, 16-19|
|Running times||1-4 hours|
£400 + VAT and travel. May cost extra if you want more sessions or something special. We can work with whatever your requirements are.