We are very pleased to announce that we are now open for bookings for all Secondary Schools for our Maths Challenge Carousel.
This new Maths Activity day has been carefully planned and tested over the last year. It is the perfect way for schools to challenge their students with a day of 32 Puzzle Challenges. The day can be run as a competition for that added edge and can be complimented with a choice of finale.
The activities are all hands on using large equipment that is integral to all of our workshops. Secondary Schools can choose the duration of the event for each group. This can be from an hour up to a full day.
Based on our UK wide success of our School Team Building Day, The Challenge Carousel, we know The Maths Challenge carousel will be a big hit!
The Sky is the Limit – AKA: Newspapers Towers, This activity is a great team building exercise where the equipment of old newspapers and a small roll of cellotape is easily acquired. To set up the activity the facilitator will need to make sets of equal number of sheets of newspaper and a small roll of cellotape. There will be one for each team. Ideally the mix of newspaper sheets will be the same size for each group. This will keep the competition element fair. The task is for the groups to create the tallest tower that must be able to stand unsupported. The final towers can be measured and points awarded for each full cm. The location will dictate how many sheets of newspaper each group has. For example inside may only require several pieces where outside may lend itself to a full newspaper.
Group Size: Groups of 4 – 6,
Key Stage: KS1 / KS2 / KS3 / KS4
Team Building Skills: Creativity; Verbal Communication; Decision Making
Equipment: Newspapers; Cellotape
Back to Back – Sketch it. Students will work in pairs and sit back to back. They will take it in turns to be the describer and the sketcher. The describer will describe a shape without saying the name whilst the sketcher will try to draw the described shape as accurately as possible. To make the challenge increasingly difficult the describer can have already drawn the image to see how accurate the second image is. Of course you do not have to stop at shapes although these are a good starting place.
Group Size: 2
Key Stage:KS2 / KS3 / KS4
Team Building Skills: Verbal Communication; Listening; Patience
Equipment:Paper and something to lean on; or small whiteboards; Pens
A great fun yet inexpensive team building activity. All that is required is some scissors a newspaper a piece of A4 paper and a glue stick or cellotape per team. We suggest that this activity is run in teams of 2-6. However larger teams will work. The aim of the activity is for the team to find as quickly as possible all of the letters of the alphabet within the newspaper. Once they have found each letter they need to cut them out and stick them on the A4 paper in the correct order. The quickest team wins. Variations of Alphabet Hunt include capital letters only / lower case or both / messages or phrases / famous people / animals etc.
Group Size: Groups of 2 – 6
Key Stage: KS1 / KS2 / KS3 / KS4
Team Building Skills: Creativity; Verbal Communication; Decision Making; Speed;
Equipment: Newspapers; Cellotape / Glue stick; A4 paper