School Visits

Please see all information about what Think Maths can do on a school visit below.

(Scroll to the very bottom of for the page for the grid to compare the suitability of different sessions for different age groups and group sizes.)

Dates and Timings

For both in-person sessions and virtual sessions (with the exception of ‘Merry Mathsmas’ that is for multiple schools at once), we agree a date and times that works with the school rather than having a set calendar. Email info@think-maths.co.uk to ask about availability.

A session can last anything from 40 minutes to an hour of actual content time, as to fit your timetable. As an example, a one hour lesson slot usually gives 50 minutes of content time, when you factor in students coming and going.

Group Sizes

Presentations are for unlimited audience numbers, provided that if there are more than 120 students there is a hands-free (lapel or headset microphone), and tiered seating or a stage. Workshops are for smaller numbers (80 students for Mathematical Magic, 40 students for the others).

We would expect to see a different group of students in each session, or the same group at most twice, provided there is a break for the students.

Age Groups

Our sessions are mostly designed for age groups ranging from KS3 up to KS5, with a couple of options for Year 5 and 6. The content can be adapted for all ability levels unless otherwise indicated in the literature. See the sessions list, and the sessions compare table below.

CPD and Other Audiences

Some Think Maths speakers can also deliver teacher CPD. Our CPD sessions cover enrichment material to complement the curricula that can be used to hook students and excite them about maths (rather than something more pedagogy focused).

The sessions give teachers a chance to explore the activities and ideas that they could use in their classroom and are also as much designed to get the teacher themselves excited about maths (an excitement they can bring back to their schools). 

There’s a range of possible enrichment topics that could be included.

Whichever topic is chosen the session will also provide teachers with some electronic classroom resources that can used to implement some of the activities in classrooms.

Also, don’t forget about our free classroom resources here

Think Maths can also deliver sessions for families at science festivals, and at evening events in schools.

Booking

Email us at info@think-maths.co.uk to find out about availability, fees and to book.

Compare Sessions

 Upper KS2
(Broadly higher attainment, Years 5 and 6)
KS3
(Years 7 – 9)
KS4
Mixed
(Years 10 – 11)
KS4
upper/high ability
(Year 11)
KS5
upper/high ability
(Years 12 – 13)
Workshop
Group size
Presentation
Group size
Presenters who deliver this session
Shapes and smoke rings AnyAll
Mathematical magicUp to 80*Up to 80*Usually Zoe or Sophie only
The hidden maths of technology AnyAll
Freaky Probability AnyAll
Maths in the Simpsons   AnyZoe only
Adventures in the fourth dimension   AnyZoe only
Paper folding & problem solvingSome groups – please enquire**Up to 40 Usually Zoe or Nicole only
Domino Computing  Up to 40 Zoe only
The Power of PatternsAnyZoe only
Numbers in the News   AnyZoe only

*Please note Mathematical Magic is a cross between a workshop and a presentation for 80 students or fewer.

**Paper Folding and Problem Solving may be adapted for some Year 6 groups depending on teacher support and timings.