Clarissa Grandi is the undisputed Queen of Mathematical Art, and she has very kindly agreed to run an exclusive maths art class for Maths Week England. Details to follow – but suitable for Years 5 to 9 (or anyone else who cares to give it a go!) All attendees will need a sharp pencil, a ruler, and a pair of compasses.
(NB: Anyone who brings a compass instead of a pair of compasses will NOT be able to access the class, but WILL at least have a very clear idea of which direction is North).
For a sense of how good a teacher Clarissa is, check out this first attempt at drawing, from someone who attended one of Clarissa’s webinars and who hadn’t drawn anything for over 40 years because their art teacher had dismissed them as useless:
One of the most popular events from Maths Week 2019 is back!
Charlie Gilderdale and Liz Woodham will delight and challenge your pupils with some new mathematical musings. Aimed at 9 to 13-year-olds, but beware – this sold out in 2019 and will almost certainly do so again, so make sure to get in quick! The link is here.
Rob Eastaway and Andrew Jeffrey love maths – and love puzzles – so this seemed like an obvious thing to do. Each episode features mini-puzzles as well as a ‘answer-next-episode’ puzzle. Lots of chat about maths beyond the classroom as well as the odd interesting guest.
An annual event from the Mathematical Association, timed to coincide with Maths Week England, this is a fab multiple choice quiz aimed at upper primary aged children. Why not check it out and enter here as part of Maths Week 2020?!
With a background in both primary and secondary mathematics education, Fran is an experienced presenter and teacher. She writes talks and workshops for schools, which often employ creative mediums (think music, paper folding or sign language) to engage her audiences.
Alison is a former teacher and creator of mathematical resources, puzzles and games. Alison gives talks and workshops to secondary school audiences, with a particular focus on problem-solving, mathematical resilience, and creativity.