Fun Maths Roadshow
The FunMaths Roadshow currently consists of twelve 'boxes'. Each box contains 25 mathematical activities displayed on coloured laminated A3 card, with associated equipment.
Examples of the material and further information can be found at: http://www.maths.liv.ac.uk/lms/funmaths/
The boxes are roughly graded as follows:
|Boxes 1 & 2:||Upper primary (years 5/6);|
|Boxes 3 & 4:||Lower secondary (years 7/8),|
|Boxes 5 & 6:||Middle secondary (years 9/10),|
|Boxes 7 & 8:||Upper secondary (years 11/12),|
|Boxes 9 & 10:||A-Level / University transition,|
|Boxes 11 & 12:||"Functional Maths", middle or upper secondary.|
Group sizes up to 60 students are appropriate. The puzzles are set out on tables in a hall or large space.
Children move around the room tackling the puzzles in any order they choose. Each pupil has a customised response sheet to be initialled by a helper when each activity is successfully completed. Helpers could be staff or older pupils from the school. In a typical session of 60 - 75 minutes, with pupils working singly or in pairs, most pupils will complete well over a dozen activities.
Certainly enjoyment and challenge are the most appropriate epithets to characterise the Roadshow as a whole. Experience has shown that everyone succeeds, including children with special needs.
Printed certificates are awarded to all students.