Around the World in 60 Minutes


Thursday 19th May, Tuesday 24th May OR Wednesday 25th May

1:50pm - 2:50pm BST

Live virtual workshop for Key Stage 3 (Year 7 - 9) 

£60 (incl. VAT) per classroom

Around the World in 60 Minutes is an interactive, hands-on, virtual maths workshop where Key Stage 3 students will use maths to explore the places and people of the world around us.

Join Zoe Griffiths to explore how maths links to flight paths, to discover fascinating patterns in population data and to find the maths hidden in the very fabric of islands and land masses themselves. Students will take part in a hands-on activity, a magic trick and an audience experiment, and have the opportunity to volunteer and to vote in online polls. Maths topics covered include: spherical geometry, fractals and Benford's Law.

The workshop is suitable for all Key Stage 3 ages and abilities. 

This workshop features maths activities and ideas in the context of all things geographical - a perfect joint event for your maths and geography departments. The workshop will touch on both human geography topics (such as use of maps and populations) and physical geography topics (such as the nature of coastlines).  

numbers map


Accessing the workshop

The students will watch the workshop by their teacher logging in to our zoom call and projecting to students. The zoom call will only be able to be accessed via the zoom app (zoom desktop client or mobile app), not the web browser/client. The zoom desktop client can be downloaded here:

The workshop is not being recorded so can only be viewed at the times listed above.

One £60 classroom ticket will entitle a school to have one device logged into the zoom call. Therefore this will enable you to project the workshop to one classroom of students only. We will post printed card resources for the workshop and for students to take home. We will provide enough for each student, up to a maximum of 35 students per classroom ticket.

This is a workshop including a hands-on activity so is designed for students to be sat at tables. It is also designed for students to be classroom size groups: there is the opportunity for teachers to give feedback from the class on the chat or via a poll, which will be less manageable if students are viewing as a large group in a hall.


The workshop content will last for 1 hour starting promptly at 1:50pm and lasting until 2:50pm. This doesn't allow time for students to arrive/be registered/be given out the posted materials. We advise students are seated and ready for the start of the workshop by 1.45pm. The posted materials will be needed from the very start of the workshop.

Puzzles will be projected from 1.30pm to keep students busy whilst waiting.


Students will need to have a pencil and an eraser. A ruler is helpful but not essential. Students will need scrap paper if taking part in the pre-show puzzles. There will also be the opportunity to vote in online polls - if students are allowed to use their phones/a device to vote individually/in pairs, this is encouraged. As an alternative, the teacher can vote.


Places are limited so we advise booking as soon as you can. Due to the logistics of making and posting resources we are aiming to have all bookings before the Easter holidays.

Email  to book, letting us know how many classroom tickets you would like and for which date. We will then reserve spaces for you and email you an invoice. The deadline for payments is  Tuesday 19th April 2022.  Terms and conditions can be viewed here.