Suitable for: years 5 / 6
Student number: up to 36
Workshop length: half day
This hands-on workshop is designed to help enthuse students and develop their number skills. It is based around four entertaining components:
In the first component, students need to consider a variety of classic conundrums ranging from burger bar menus to the Towers of Hanoi and identify mathematical rules that help to describe the outcomes. In the games component, students play mathematical games which require both strategy and numeracy skills to win. In puzzles they need to draw on a variety of mathematical approaches as they work through a series of mathematical brainteasers. The final component involves the use of iPads to, amongst other things, hunt QR codes and requires students to use a range of mathematical operations.