Marvellous Maths

Shows & Workshops
Duration: 60 min
Suitable For: UKS2

Marvellous Maths is a show designed for up to 60 children.

“Where there is life there is a pattern, and where there is a pattern there is mathematics.” John D. Barrow, The Artful Universe (1995)

Mathematics is in everything around us. The ancient Greek philosophers such as Plato and Pythagoras knew this, and we can still prove universal truths in the same way.

This engaging show covers a wide range of mathematical topics, from Platonic proofs to the luck of the lottery, along the way learning how computers use simple tricks to ensure they don’t make mistakes and how wise mathematicians can outwit wealthy emperors. You’ll learn how many Rice Krispies it takes to feed the world, and a new way to knot a tie.



Our experienced team will put together a full or part-day programme of shows and workshops that fits into your school timetable and that allows sufficient time to set up, reset or clear away. The programme is tailored to each school and can usually include a mixture of activities for different Key Stages. A small number of activities may require two staff members, but we can run two streams of activities simultaneously with an additional member of staff.

For timetables involving one staff member:

£230+VAT for a part day
£320+VAT for a whole day
15% discount for Member Schools

For timetables involving two staff members:

£360+VAT for a part day
£495+VAT for a whole day
15% discount for Member Schools

Contact our schools team with any questions on [email protected] 

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