Kjartan Poskitt is the author of the award-winning Murderous Maths series. He starts the day by performing a big maths show in your hall (up to 75 mins), usually to all of KS2 at once. The show brings maths to life, introducing some ancient “murderous” mathematicians, strange facts and surprises involving shapes and numbers, flexagons, magic squares plus several tricks that kids (and teachers!) can try at home. Thereafter he can also do a shorter visual show for KS1, he can also talk on space, his other books, and take small workshops making flexagons and other tricks. He is also glad to meet teachers after school to offer a few further makes and resources. Full details and day plans can be seen at his website. Teacher resources and hundreds of features can be found at www.murderousmaths.co.uk
A stand-up maths routine has children and teachers in fits of laughter… maths has never been so much fun – Times Educational Supplement.
Kids go away seeing maths as something to have fun with. There are also lots of tricks and features that can be followed up in the classroom. Ideas and resource sheets to print out can be found at www.murderousmaths.co.uk/teacherTo book this activity, please contact:
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||13 September 2017|
|Last modified||13 September 2017|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Running times||1-4 hours|
Cost for typical primary day + exps +VAT. For afternoon only please enquire.