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.
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 either choose to run the day for 45 students in groups of 5, or alternatively 60 students in groups of 6. 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.
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