The North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area is offering the following free events and activities for schools and settings to sign-up to.
The following list only contains events and activities confirmed to date. This list will be continually updated as more events and activities are finalised.
If you use twitter, then be sure to share your experiences of these events with #MathsMonth
Transport and Cover Costs
The Opportunity Area is also offering 50% travel subsidy for schools and settings bringing pupils to attend events.
If you would like to apply for subsidy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by the 28th of February with estimated travel costs.
There is also capacity for the Opportunity Area to reimburse schools for cover costs for members of teaching staff. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
We will have a launch event for Maths Month to coincide with ‘Skipping Day’. Volunteers will be engaging the crowds with maths games and magic tricks as part of ‘maths busking’. We will then have a formal launch event indoors in which Kjartan Poskitt and volunteers from Scarborough 6th Form will perform more maths magic tricks. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come along.
Date: 5th March between 16:00 – 17:30
Maths on Toast – Festival of Triangles Teacher Training Day
An event for primary school teachers on how to run the Festival of Triangles; a programme of hands on fun maths activities for students culminating in a family evening for parents and children.
Date: 20th February
Audience: Primary school teachers interested in finding out how to run their own fun Maths Month Events
Kjartan Poskitt – Murderous Maths Show
The best-selling author of the Murderous Maths book series brings his fun-filled shows to Whitby and Scarborough. These promise to be exciting events for primary school children in Years 3 – 6.
Click here to find out more!
Dates: Whitby – 13th of March and 14th of March. Scarborough – 11th of March and 12th of March
Audience: Shows are suitable for children in Years 3-6 of all abilities
Sumdog: Maths Competition
As part of the North Yorkshire Coast Maths Month, pupils are invited to practise maths, have fun and compete against other classes to become the North Yorkshire Coast Sumdog Champions!
Dates: The competition will run from the 8th – 14th of March.
Audience: Primary school pupils are likely to get the most benefit from using Sumdog.
Times Tables Rock Stars: Maths Competition
Does your class rock the most?
Times Tables Rock Stars are running a rocktastc times tables off between 15th March and 21st March!
Dates: The competition will run from the 15th March to 21st
Audience: Primary school pupils learning their times tables
Bruno Reddy: Times Tables Rock Stars – Teachers Session: Teaching Times Tables for Automaticity *and* Understanding
Bruno Reddy is an experienced educationalist, and founder of Times Tables Rock Stars (an award-winning programme that he invented for his pupils). Bruno will be offering training for primary and secondary school teachers on teaching times tables.
Dates: Whitby – 12th of March. Scarborough – 11th of March
Bruno Reddy: Times Tables Rock Stars – Parents Session: Supporting Your Child With Times Tables
Bruno Reddy is an experienced educationalist, and founder of Times Tables Rock Stars (an award-winning programme that he invented for his pupils).
Bruno will be offering short informal sessions for parents on how to support children aged 5 to 9 as they learn the times tables.
Dates: Whitby – 12th of March, Scarborough – 11th of March
Audience: Parents with all levels of maths confidence.
Rob Eastaway: Playing for Real – Games and Money
Rob Eastaway is Director of Maths Inspiration a national programme of interactive maths lecture shows for teenagers.
In this interactive show with plenty of audience involvement, Rob Eastaway will play a range of games that feature the maths behind games involving money. The games will touch on the maths behind probability, fractions and functions.
Date: 13th of March
Audience: Year 9 and 10 students expected to achieve a 4 or higher in their GCSE Mathematics.
Zoe Griffiths: Think Maths – Shapes and Smoke Rings
Zoe will be delivering her Shapes and Smoke Rings show in Whitby and Scarborough. This show explores topology, an extension of geometry that allows shapes and surfaces to be stretched as much as you want and is not limited by our normal three dimensions.
Dates: Whitby – 22nd of March. Scarborough – 21st of March
Audience: Year 7 and 8 students of all ability levels.
Bobby Seagull is coming to Scarborough to talk about his love of maths. Bobby will show how maths is everywhere in the world around us and also how all of us can be mathematicians. From prime numbers that code our data to nature’s insect mathematicians, Bobby will show if you look carefully enough, maths can help you understand our place in the world.Bobby Seagull is a school maths teacher and Cambridge University Doctorate student. Before moving into education, he was an investment banking trader at Lehman Brothers & Nomura, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant from PwC. He is an ambassador the charity National Numeracy, a presenter for an Open University course on personal finance for young adults, a regular contributor to Radio Four’s Puzzle For Today and a columnist for the Financial Times. He is the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers (which reached #50 Amazon UK best sellers over Christmas 2018) and co-presenter of the podcast Maths Appeal. With his University Challenge friend, he co-written The Monkman & Seagull Quiz and co-presented a BBC TV series Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain. Outside of maths, he is a long-suffering West ham fan!
Tickets are going fast so booking for this is essential. Book now.
Date: 26th March at 3.45pm in Scarborough