Hands-On Maths Roadshow
We visit primary and secondary schools throughout the UK and Ireland with a Hands On Maths Roadshow, adaptable for all ages from KS1 to KS4 and sixth formers, presenting creative methods of exploring mathematics through concrete problem solving and strategic reasoning.
The ideas explored in these events can be followed up in more depth afterwards through the materials published on the NRICH website. We also run a version of the Roadshow as the Hands-On Maths Fair each year during the Cambridge Science Festival, and have occasionally run public events in shopping centres too.
To book the Roadshow or find out more please see the Hands-On Maths Roadshow page.
The enormously popular Enigma Schools Project was originally set up by Simon Singh. We will visit your school with a genuine WW2 Enigma machine and deliver code breaking workshops designed to engage students of all ages with mathematics by exploring cryptography through the ages. The workshops include both a talk on the history of codes and cryptanalysis, and hands-on codebreaking activities.
For further information and to make a booking please go to the Enigma website.
What are the Odds? - the Hands-On Risk and Probability Show
In January 2009 we launched the Hands-On Risk and Probability Show, a collaboration with Professor David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge. The Risk and Probability Show enables Key Stage 2 - 5 students to participate in an interactive presentation and game-show style workshops, discovering how mathematics will help them make sense of the real world in situations involving risk, probability, chance and uncertainty.
To book the Hands-On Risk and Probability Show or find out more see the Risk and Probability Show page.
Maths of Sport Roadshow
To complement the free online resources produced for our ‘Maths and Sport: Countdown to the Games’ project, we have also developed a Maths of Sport Roadshow for schools, suitable for Years 4 to 10 (KS2, 3 and 4), which can be booked to visit schools for a special maths event. The Maths of Sport Roadshow will explore some of the underlying mathematics of the Olympic and Paralympic Games through a Maths Triathlon or Pentathlon: students compete in teams on three or five hands-on mathematical activities focused on sport and sporting infrastructure planning and design.
To book the Maths of Sport Roadshow or find out more see the Maths of Sport Roadshow page.
NRICH - pupil workshops and teacher professional development
The NRICH team also run professional development courses for teachers and pupil workshops and masterclasses in schools all over the UK. We also organise annual professional development courses and one-off events for teachers from all over the UK which are held in Cambridge, including the STEM Teacher Inspiration programme.