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.
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 its properties. See how Sierpiński’s triangle links to chaos 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 in this interactive workshop - a great introduction to the mathematics of Graph Theory, the art of reducing complex systems to simple forms.
Off-the-shelf Primary Mathematics Masterclass about the art and science of counting on fingers. Since ancient times, humans have used their fingers for counting and calculations.
Learn about ways you too can become a ‘digital computer’ and find out about binary numbers with the demonstrations and activities in this session.
Off-the-shelf Primary Mathematics Masterclass exploring the mathematical probability of winning the national lottery.
In this Masterclass, students answer the big question ‘Is it worth playing the lottery?’ by exploring combinations, Pascal’s Triangle, probability and randomness.
Off-the-shelf Primary Mathematics Masterclass all about big and small numbers.
Explore mathematical techniques for manipulating numbers from the minuscule to the huge. Test students' skills at estimation along the way by sampling small amounts and scaling up.
Off-the-shelf Primary Mathematics Masterclass all about sequences, including a very special sequence of rabbits.
Explore ways of spotting patterns and finding rules for different numerical sequences. Have a go at modelling a rabbit population to find out about the famous Fibonacci numbers and explore a few places where they crop up unexpectedly.
Off-the-shelf Primary Mathematics Masterclass about prime numbers and the patterns they hold.
Investigate the random nature of primes and the unusual patterns that emerge as you delve into them. Use a special number sieving technique to identify primes in large number grids.
Off-the-shelf Primary Mathematics Masterclass about beautiful parabola curves.
Explore parabolas occurring in nature, science and architecture and investigate the maths that underpins them. Create some of your own using fun techniques such as curve stitching.
Off-the-shelf Primary Mathematics Masterclass all about the number Pi.
Introduce your students to pi and explore its fundamental connection to circles, and the randomness in its infinite string of digits.
Off-the-shelf Primary Mathematics Masterclass about creating and cracking secret codes.
Explore some encryption techniques used throughout history for guarding top-secret information. Encode messages using a variety of different ciphers, and discover how cryptography can help you unlock secrets.
Off-the-shelf Primary Mathematics Masterclass about the golden ration in nature.
What is the Golden Ratio and why is it interesting? Why does it crop up in nature so often? Here we explore these questions and discover the mathematics of nature.