Maths Workshops

With Problem Solving and Reasoning essential parts of the Maths Curriculum for both Primary and Secondary schools, our variety of fun workshops create a buzz around maths, a topic that often receives negative press. Our workshops showcase a bespoke range of large hands on challenges that excite the students into wanting more. The different activities may look easy at first sight, but it is not until the solving begins that the challenge can be truly evaluated.

As the leading provider of Maths Problem Solving and Reasoning Workshops to Primary & Secondary Schools, The Problem Solving Company have a worked with thousands of schools throughout the UK. We offer a large range of different options that can be adapted to fit the different needs and requirements of schools.

Types of Primary Maths Workshops on offer.

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Maths Problem Solving Day

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1 and KS2 – Variations available for KS3

Structure / Numbers: Each class will take part in their own workshop. One instructor can work with all classes at a one form entry school in a day

We want your pupils to be enthused by maths. With a range of exciting hands on activities, combined with our passion for maths, your pupils will be talking about our visit and maths, for weeks to come.

Our large equipment allows full participation in these Maths Workshops. hen students are immersed in an activity it is a great platform for talking to each other. This allows pupils to reason with each other enabling them to achieve the next step in the activity.

Our workshops normally last for approx 35 mins for reception and Year 1 and 45-50 mins for the other year groups. We can however offer longer sessions lasting a full day depending on the different aims and objectives of the school.

As we visit many schools year on year we provide different activities for each group eliminating any repetition when we return the next year.

Find out more about our Primary School Maths Problem Solving Days

A brilliant way of combining team-work, mathematical reasoning and critical thinking! Our children loved the experience and we would highly recommend it to other schools – Holland House School

Excellent and efficient. Simple organisation but challenging and thought provoking – Bentley Heath Primary School

Maths Puzzle Day

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1 and KS2

Structure / Numbers: Workshops can cater for up to 60 pupils in each workshop. It is possible for one instructor to work with a two form entry school during one day

These workshops use a different style of puzzle based challenges. Using supersized puzzles, suited to the different ages and abilities, we intice the groups of children to solve a range of 2D and 3D challenges.

Our puzzles help facilitate the perfect environment for the pupils to work on their thinking skills and logical reasoning. With practice the pupils will demonstrate their puzzle prowess whilst demonstrating a new found mathematical understanding. Each of our puzzles has different stages of challenge allowing groups to move up to that next level of thinking.

As we visit many schools year on year we provide different activities for each group eliminating any repetition when we return the next year.

Find out more about our Primary School Maths Puzzle Days

The children enjoyed themselves and it was very engaging – Marion Richardson Primary School

Excellent, the entire school loved the problem solving aspect – Ursuline Prep School

School Escape Rooms

Suitable for: KS2 – Variation available for KS3 upwards

Structure / Numbers: A typical day runs 4 workshops with 30 pupils in each.

For this incredibly popular activity we have condensed an Escape Room style event into one of our bespoke escape Boxes.

They are a great way to take part in collaborative, immersive maths activities.

The box’s are setup with between 6 -13 activities depending on the age group. When completed students will access a key that will open the timer box. They can then turn this off to register their time.

Every activity provides the team with a 3 – 5 digit code or letter code that will open a relevant padlock.

The activities differ in the content looking at many different concepts. As we visit many school each year we currently have four different maths Escapes

Our Classroom Escapes have tremendous feedback allowing an engaging, exciting way to meaningfully participate and learning in different subjects.

As we visit many schools year on year we provide different activities for each group eliminating any repetition when we return the next year.

Find out more about our Primary School Escape Room Days

The school escape room was excellent. The puzzles are tasks were pitched at an ideal level and for one of our groups an extension task was added to create a further challenge – Spratton Hall

Children loved solving the escape boxes and the pitch and challenge were just right to engage all pupils. Will definitely book again in the future. – Oasis Academy

Mobile Escape Room

Suitable for: Upper KS2 – Variation available for KS3 upwards

Structure / Numbers: groups of 6 with a maximum of 60 during one day.

Due to the popularity of our Classroom Escape Boxes we have created a Mobile Escape Room. This totally themed space gives an immersion which is a fantastic experience for your budding super sleuths. Ranging between 30-60 min sessions pupils from Year 5/6 tackle a range of maths related challenges with some unexpected outcomes.

If you are looking for a WOW factor for your Maths Week then look no further.

The school were delighted with the experience – Nesta
The escape room was great, I was only sad not to get to try it out myself!