Sumdog's Maths Week London contest

Celebrate maths and bring children together with a fun online maths contest from the founders of Maths Week London.

The contest is a fantastic way to motivate children and encourage teamwork as they battle it out against schools across the capital to become London champions.

Help develop children’s number fluency as they answer quick-fire questions in game format. Personalised questions also help to build pupil confidence as they answer questions tailored to their individual level.

Date: Friday 23rd – Thursday 29th June 2023

Suitable for: KS1 – 3 pupils

Cost: free

Times Tables Rock Stars London Rocks contest

From Monday 26th June to Wednesday 28th June, Times Tables Rock Stars will be running London Rocks– an online times table competition for schools across Greater London. They are looking for the most dedicated schools, classes and pupils to award with prizes and certificates for their hard work and dedication.

Learn more about the London Rocks contest here.

Date: Monday 26th – Wednesday 28th June 2023

Suitable for: KS1 – 2 pupils

Neruodiversity and other barriers to learning

In this free workshop, Associate Professor in the Education Studies Department of the University of Warwick, Sue Johnston-Wilder explores ways of teaching maths to students who are dyslexic, dyscalculic, dyspraxic or suffer with maths anxiety.


Date: Monday 26th June

Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Location: London Screen Academy

Suitable for: Educators

Cost: free

Careers panel: Meet people working in different roles

A free online panel (taking place via Zoom) where secondary students (Years 7-11) can learn about how maths is used in different careers and the importance of continuing to study maths after GCSE.

Date: Monday 26th June

Time: 10:00 – 10:45 am

Suitable for: KS3 – 4 pupils

Cost: free

Free school closure resources
Schools online session: 'Multiplication Flowers'

Join Maths on Toast and practise your times tables and number bonds as you create a beautiful array of maths flowers.

The sessions usually last no longer than 45mins and you will be provided with any video links or resources you need to print in advance. We will start with an introduction and instructions for the activity and then give you time to work on the activity.

Date: Tuesday 27th June

Time: 9:30 am

Suitable for: KS1-2

Cost: free

NumBots CPD Free Webinar: 'Look Inside NumBots'

This webinar will give you the chance to take a ‘Look Inside’ the award-winning NumBots platform.

The webinar will cover:
– How NumBots’ sound pedagogy uses multiple representations to increase addition and subtraction fluency.
– How NumBots’ teaching-for-mastery approach builds efficient mental calculation strategies so that pupils leave counting on their fingers behind!
– How NumBots uses memory-building routines to ensure pupils fully grasp each essential new skill.

Date: Tuesday 27th June 2023

Time: 3:40 – 4:10 pm

Suitable for: Educators

Cost: free

Community Creative Maths Exploring: Polyominoes

Join Maths Explorers for an online maths enrichment session exploring Polyominoes.

Polyominoes are a family of shapes that have been popularised in many board & digital games over the years, one of the most famous ones being ‘Tetris’. A polyomino is a plane geometric figure formed by joining one or more equal squares edge to edge, they are kind of everywhere once we know how to spot them!

Come join Maths Explorers for an introduction to this fun shape and an investigation you can get stuck into!

This will be a facilitator led, live session! Your cameras can be on or off as per your child’s wishes, but there will be no audio chat. Young people can interact with the challenges on the whiteboard we send them and they can send their questions and observations in writing through the Zoom chat box.

Date: Tuesday 27th June

Time: 6:45pm – 7:45 pm

Suitable for: Students aged 9 – 11

Cost: free

Skull Cruncher Maths from Simon Singh and Dr Junaid Mubeen

Do you want to try some of the toughest questions from the toughest maths test in the UK? Join best-selling author Simon Singh and Countdown champion Dr Junaid Mubeen as they explore some of the most notorious problems from the UKMT Junior Maths Olympiad exam paper.

Learn the tricks and techniques that will help you tackle seriously scary maths problems. Don’t worry about being baffled, because Simon and Junaid will be there every step of the way.

Just bring your brain, some enthusiasm, a dollop of ambition and a squirt of tenacity.
(Aimed at students aged 11 to 13, but everyone welcome.)

This 45-minute session will take place twice on Zoom – register for the slot that best suits your schedule (a confirmation email, with joining instructions, will then follow).

Date: Tuesday 27th June 

Time: 6:00 – 6:45 pm

Suitable for: Students aged 11 – 13 (but everyone welcome!)

Cost: free

SMASH Maths London competition

Are your pupils ready to SMASH Maths for Maths Week London?

From Monday 26th June 2023 to Sunday 2 July 2023, pupils can enter the SMASH Maths London prize draw by collecting London- themed GIFS! 

All pupils need to do is complete the FREE online Practice for their year group and collect at least six London themed GIFs that are rewarded when questions are answered correctly. Once they have answered 6 or more questions correctly, they will automatically be entered into the Prize Draw.

One lucky pupil from each year group will be drawn from the prize draw to win a £25 Amazon voucher each. Now let’s SMASH Maths for Maths Week London!

Date: Monday 26th June – Sunday 2nd July 2023

Suitable for: KS1-2

Cost: free

Mathematical Association's Primary Mathematics Challenge: early bird discount

The Primary Mathematics Challenge is for all pupils aged 9 – 11. At Mathematical Association, we believe in the importance of problem solving, helping pupils develop their reasoning skills and boosting confidence in Maths!

As part of our support for Maths Week London, we are offering Early Bird discount for the Primary Mathematics challenge – and orders are now open!

Date: 6th – 17th November 2023

Suitable for: ages 9 -11

Host your own event

Want to host your own event to celebrate Maths Week London 2023? Get some inspiration from other schools.

Maths Week London 2022 case studies

At Maths Week London, we want learning maths to be as fun and inclusive as possible! To make this happen, we work with charities like the Mayor’s Fund for London to provide funding for schools.

In 2022, 14 schools across eight London boroughs received a £250 grant. Check out our blog post to see what they got up to!

Maths Week London 2021 case study

During Maths Week London 2021, Drayton Park Primary School in Islington used our small grants fun to host their very own Maths Day.

Check out the case study to hear about the impact it had on their pupils and parents, and get some ideas for Maths Week London 2023!

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