The Maths Challenge Carousel

The Maths Challenge Carousel is the perfect Secondary School Maths Puzzle Day. It follows the nationwide success of The Challenge Carousel used by thousands of schools to facilitate their Team Building Days

As it suggests The Maths Challenge carousel focuses on Maths Problem Solving Activities and allows larger numbers of students to take part in a longer activity session than some of our other Maths Activity Workshops.

The Maths Challenge Carousel, consisting of 32 large puzzle challenges, is ideally setup in a hall, gym or sports hall. The activities, of varying difficulty, allow groups of students to investigate, question, reason and even make mistakes! All of these attributes being integral to the problem solving process.

The day will start with a brief introduction on how the carousel works. This introduces The Challenge Board  which hosts the 32 activity boards detailing the activities. Groups will choose an activity and take the board to the specific activity location. Here the group will find all of the bespoke equipment they need to attempt the challenge.The board will tell them what the challenge is and how to score points. Each activity has a single solution that can be recorded in each groups answer booklet. Once this has been recorded the group can return to the Challenge Board, replace the activity board and repeat the process with another activity.

As well as the 32 challenges we will bring a collection of “All In” challenges that will take place at different points through the day. These are a great way to re-focus the groups after break and lunch times.


Group Size

The Maths Challenge Carousel can be run for large numbers of students as we have multiple setups of the 32 activities. For each visiting instructor the school can have up to approx 30 students taking part. If you want greater numbers to take part, please look at the side bar to calculate the number of instructors you will need. These are offered at a discounted rate for multiple instructors.

The Maths Challenge Carousel can be offered for short sessions of an hour upwards to full day sessions. We do not charge by the head, rather for the day, so there is no extra cost for swapping groups in and out through the day.

Finale Finish

If you are looking at a full day activity we also offer two different finales to the day. This generally takes place for the last 60-90 mins of the day. Normally when we run the Maths Challenge Carousel for the day we run it as a competition, so all groups will have accumulated points during the session. These points can be used towards both of the finales we currently have on offer:

Finale 1: Groups race to be the first to complete our School Escape Room challenge. This entails firstly accessing our escape boxes and then working through the different challenges to find a key that allows access to a timer that needs to be stopped.

Finale 2: Groups need to design a vehicle that can be made from our giant construction kits that will fulfil certain criteria. This must be done on a strict budget and timescale.

If you are interested in the Maths Challenge Carousel and want to know more, then please do contact us

Maths Challenge Carousel

By using the chart below you will be able to calculate how many instructors require and the cost of your day:

Should you want to split the day with one group in the AM and another in the PM there is no extra charge

All prices include any travel, accommodation and the necessary insurances.

Staff Number of
Cost Finale


One Up to 30
students at a time
£495  + £95
Two Up to 60

students at a time

£950  + £145
Three Up to 90

students at a time

£1200  + £195
Four Up to 120

students at a time

£1600  + £245

If you are looking for more than 120 students to participate we can bring another full carousel setup

If you are looking for multiple days please contact us for a discounted price.