Masterclasses are ideal for picking up interesting ideas for topics or activities to include in your own lessons. Check out our new ready-to-go "off the shelf" Primary Mathematics Masterclasses to use in your classroom or as topics within your own Masterclass series. Alternatively, explore our older masterclass-style classroom resources and browse our list of resources available externally.
Off the shelf Primary Mathematics Masterclass all about working systematically. Investigate how many squares there are on a chessboard (hint: not 64) and extend this reasoning to cubes, triangular grids, and more.
Off the shelf Primary Mathematics Masterclass exploring magic squares - squares of numbers where all rows, columns and diagonals add up to the same magic total. Find out about their history in art, sculpture and legend and learn how to create your own magic squares of different sizes.
Off the shelf Primary Mathematics Masterclass all about Sierpiński’s Triangle, a beautiful mathematical shape which appears in surprising places. Create the shape in different ways and investigate some of it's properties. Explore how Sierpiński’s triangle links to chaos, combinatorics (the number of different ways of doing things) and find out how simple rules can lead to amazing outcomes.
Off the shelf Primary Mathematics Masterclass all about Mobius Bands. Play with simple strips of paper for this fun mathematical activity that will blow the minds of both the young students and attending adults alike. Wow them with this lovely introduction to the mathematical field of topology.
Off the shelf Primary Mathematics Masterclass about the infamous Bridges of Konigsberg conundrum, first solved by the mathematician Euler. Explore the properties of basic graphs and have a go at applying Euler's equation in this interactive and fun workshop. A great introduction to the mathematics of 'Graph Theory', the art of reducing complex systems to simple mathematical forms.
Learn about fractions by creating colours
Mathematics-motivated school outings
Can a curve be folded into a piece of paper?
Can mathematics aid chemistry?
Activities using logic and tactics (in collaboration with NRICH)
Investigating reflections and symmetry
Constructing shapes and exploring number patterns (in collaboration with Magic Mathworks Travelling Circus)
What kind of fractions of a given length can we fold?
Investigating perimeter and area using geoboards
Construct and investigate 3d shapes
Discover the finite number of possible platonic solids
Learning about perimeter and area through fashion
Investigating fractal patterns
What can soap films tell us about motorways?
Browse our list of mathematical resources and tips for teachers from external providers.