Maths Workshops for KS1 and KS2 Students

Bring Maths Alive in Your School!

Children in a meter cube and and one child in a small cube

Fun, engaging and interactive maths workshops

Our fun workshops are delivered by the entertaining characters Professor Brainwave (Simon) and Doctor Brainwave (Steve) who expertly balances the level of fun and learning throughout the workshops ensuring the children are engaged at all times.

We have individual workshops to cover the ability of EFYS, KS1 and KS2 students. Sessions are offered from one hour to a full day and workshops can be from 30 min to 2 hours. We offer a clear pricing structure and offer a price match promise as well as a 100% money back guarantee.

Each workshop offers a fun and creative way to learning maths without the fear of making mistakes, as all ideas are encouraged and explored. Our unique equipment and problem-solving games create a fun and engaging environment, where pathways of learning are discovered through examining and learning from our mistakes.

A typical day involves working within the same hall (or classroom) and working with each year group can be achieved, please see our example timetable. I am very flexible and understand that individual schools have their own requirements so please feel free to call and discuss your needs.

For full pricing details please visit the pricing page or download our pricing pdf

EYFS Maths Workshops

Children holiding 2D shapes in order of the number of sides they each have

"The large scale of the shapes and the pitching of the session was good for reception children (although 3D shapes were a challenge, they enjoyed it and definitely learnt something!)"
Charlotte Marr, Class Teacher

Often Nursery and Reception classes miss out when schools have workshops but not with Prof. Brainwave. We have dedicated workshops for both these classes that are fun, interactive and very hands on.

Normally nursery sessions are around 30min long, we explore 2D shapes that we join together to make a rocket (cube with a pyramid on the top) and we see how many people we can send to the moon! During the session we explore the names and properties of each shape and discover how working together is important.

Reception session can be 30min to 1 hour in duration and involve sorting 2D shapes relative to their properties. We have a problem-solving game which involves doubling a square and turning it into a cube which the children can explore, we then double it again and we see how many people we can fit inside! The session are very hands on with the children working in small groups of 4/5. Through the journey of discovery, they will cover;

KS1 Maths Workshops

Children tying their ideas out of making 5 squares from 12 rods

""The tactile approach was great; learning about and manipulating 3D objects was effective"
Miss Roberts, Class Teacher

For Year 1 and Year 2 the workshops are engaging and FUN from the off with Prof. Brainwave. He explains how he learned that it's alright to make mistakes, when we learn from them, and that it's better to make a mistake rather than not have a go at all.

Pupils are faced with problems to solve that often cannot be solved without making mistakes and learning from them. They will use the hands-on equipment to make 2D and 3D shapes from cubes to pyramids to solve problems and create structures that will help students in the following workshops. Through the journey of discovery, they will cover:

KS2 Maths Workshops

Year 6 boys with their tetrahedron

Year’s 3,4, 5 and 6 are faced with problems solving games suitable to their ability which encourages free thinking as there are no "wrong answers", they will start of using 2d shapes which are then converted into 3D shapes. The 3D shapes are then doubled revealing a hidden 3D shape in the centre. Cubes, Square based pyramids, tetrahedrons and Octahedrons are made. Skills that the children will cover are;

"The session was lively and involved active learning. It was expertly led with lots of good humour and hands-on activities for the children to 'have a go'. All children were engaged, and they were encouraged to use problem-solving skills and to work collaboratively. Questioning and mathematical language was used to encourage deeper thinking and to explore ideas 'outside the box."
Usmaa Kaleem, Y6 Teacher, Maths Lead

Maths Workshops for all

Parents attempting to solve a problem

Family Fun

Our family workshops are FUN and brings everyone together in the joy of learning! If the children have attended a workshop during the day, they are given the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned before moving onto working together to solve new challenges.

If a family workshop is booked as a one of event parents will work closely with their children to solve problems and create 3D structures.

This is a great opportunity to reach out to parents and allow them to have an insight into understanding how their children tackle problems and learn.

Learning Disabilities

We offer hands on maths workshops for schools that educate children with learning disabilities. Please do get in touch with me to discuss your requirements.

Year 7 Induction Days

We offer a full or half day sessions for year 7 induction days. The day involves a variety of fun problem-solving games where the children work together in teams. These workshops bring the students together, cement the mathematical knowledge that has been taught in primary school and take' the next step, preparing them for the next instalment of their learning.

Typical Day

I'm often asked how the day will flow so here are a couple or examples. Obviously, schools differ and have unique requirements, we can discuss these when a booking is made.

Example 1

09:00 to 09:40 Rec and Yr 1 Workshop

09:40 to 10:20 Yr 2 Workshop

10:25 to 11:10 Yr 3 Workshop

11:15 to 12:00 Yr 4 workshop

12:00 to 13:00 Lunch

13:00 to 13:55 Yr 5 Workshop

14:00 to 15:00 Yr 6 Workshop

Example 2

9:00 to 09:55 Rec and Yr 1 workshops

10:00 to 10:55 Yr 2 and Yr 3 Workshops

11:00 to 12:00 Yr3 and Yr 4 Workshops

12:00 to 13:00 Lunch

13:00 to 14:00 Yr 5 Workshop

14:00 to 15:00 Yr 6 Workshop

When planning a timetable for a full day of Maths Workshops please keep in mind that they ideally should be at least 40 minutes long (30 min for nursery) and that years can be mixed if they are adjacent. Workshops are normally held in the same hall, for the whole day. We can move around to different classrooms although this will eat into the length of each workshop. If lunch is held in the hall, we are able to work around this.