NEW Events for 2024

Sumdog 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 21st – Thursday 27th June 2024

Suitable for: KS1, KS2, KS3

Times Tables Rock Stars London Rocks Contest

From Tuesday 25th June to Thursday 27th 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.

Enter here. 

Date: Tuesday 25th – Thursday 27th June 2024

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Which career? Meet people working in different roles

An exciting opportunity for secondary students (Year 9-11) to learn how maths is used in different careers and to understand the importance of continuing to study maths after GCSE.

This free online panel (taking place on Zoom) will be made up of people from employers with a presence in London and where possible we will get employees who work in London. The guests will confirmed closer to the time.

Date: Thursday 27th June

Time: 14:00 – 14:45 am

Format: Online 

Suitable for: KS3, KS4

Cost: Free

Free school closure resources
Maths of Rainbows

Join us for a free online enrichment session for 14-16 yr old learners and their families, where we will be exploring the wonderful maths found within rainbows. We hope this event will be a springboard for further conversations between families about how maths is all around us, every day. 

To book your space, please email maths@roots2grow.org

 

Date: Friday 28th June

Time: 18:30

Format: Online

Suitable for: KS3, KS4

Cost: Free

Free school closure resources
Once upon a Maths Story...
Create a zine to describe the maths in your classroom; from measuring the tallest teacher to the recording of your favourite shape.

Join us to discover the maths around you.

Suitable for Primary aged classes, from Reception – Year 6.
We will also be uploading a video for families on Wednesday 26th June so that they can continue the activity from the classroom at home. It will be live on our YouTube channel after the school session and we will share the link with schools so they can send home to families as well.

 

Date: Wednesday 26th June

Time: 9:30

Format: Online

Suitable for: KS1, KS1

Cost: Free

Free school closure resources
Empowering Parents: Maths Learning at Home
Join us for an interactive webinar designed to support teachers with equipping parents with effective strategies for supporting their children’s maths learning journey. We will share practical tips that foster positive parental engagement. From building a growth mindset to integrating maths into everyday life, this session aims to help you empower parents as valuable partners in their child’s mathematical development.

Date: Monday 24th June

Time: 16-16:30pm

Format: Online

Cost: Free

Strawbees Maths Week London Challenge

Embark on a journey through the iconic buildings of London by recreating them with Strawbees during Maths Week London!

This challenge celebrates London’s rich architectural heritage while encouraging creativity and innovation in structural design.

If you’d like to use Strawbees kit to complete the challenge, let us know where to send it to by filling out the form below. 

  • Sign up to Strawbees Classroom (it’s free for all teachers)
  • Check out the City Building inspired Urban Planning Course. Aligned to National Curriculam and full of fun and engaging educational builds, this course will get learners of all ages thinking about the way we build and plan our urban environment. An excellent warm up for the Landmark Architecture Challenge.

The Landmark Architecture Challenge

Select a famous landmark from London’s skyline, such as the Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, or the Shard (or if you’re further afield, a landmark closer to your school), and use Strawbees to design and build your own version. This will require learners to consider mathematical concepts such as scale, proportion, and symmetry to accurately represent the details of their chosen structure, helping to create a deeper understanding of geometry and spatial reasoning while gaining insight into the mathematical principles behind architectural builds.

The Festival of Mathematics and its Applications

Please contact the organisers at maths@gre.ac.uk for further information. 

Coinciding with Maths Week London, The University of Greenwich and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications are hosting a week of free maths-focused events:

 

  • Tuesday 25th June, 18:00-20:00 @Greenwich Campus – “Maths Matters: how mathematical research impacts industry
    Come and hear from Professor Nira Chamberlain OBE CMath and Dr Aoife Hunt MBE. Book here.

  • Wednesday 26th June, 10:00-15:00 @Greenwich Campus – “Greenwich Maths Time”
    Join us for a day of activities for school students, supported by the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme.  Book here.
    Presenters already confirmed as taking part include Takita Bartlett, Martin Dachsel, Rob Eastaway, Ioanna Georgiou, Robyn Goldsmith, Aoife Hunt MBE, Kelly Klus, Cath Moore, James Morris, Goran Newsum, Jon Nicholls, the IMA, The OR Society and Maths Explorers.

  • Wednesday 26th June, Time TBC @Greenwich Campus – The IMA Presidential Address by Professor Hannah Fry FIMA.  Book here.

  • Thursday 27th June, 10:00-15:00, @Medway Campus – “Greenwich Maths Time”
    A day of activities for school students, supported by the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme.  Book here.

  • Thursday 27th June, 18:00 @Medway Campus – Bobby Seagull’s “The 4Ms: A Man on a Maths Media Mission”
    Join us for a special event with a talk by Bobby SeagullBook here.

The First Mathematics Challenge

The First Mathematics Challenge (FMC) has been specifically created to give all pupils, UK and worldwide aged between 7-9, the opportunity to take part in a fun Mathematical Challenge. Early bird discount is available until 30th April.

For schools only. 

Date: 10th – 28th June 2024

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

The Primary Mathematics Challenge

Created by The Mathematical Association, the Primary Mathematics Challenge (PMC) is a fun and exciting mathematical challenge.

The PMC is not designed to be just another test in the school year.  We are of the belief that the PMC encourages enthusiasmboosts confidence in mathematics and shows the different way questions can be asked. 

For schools only. 

Date: 11th – 22nd November 2024

Suitable for: KS2

Host your own event

Want to host your own event to celebrate Maths Week London 2024? 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 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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