Due to the advice surrounding Covid-19, we are unfortunately currently unable to loan out the FunMaths Roadshow materials. Please register your interest in loaning the boxes you would like via this link. Once we are able to resume the service we will contact you to arrange a suitable date.
The University of Leeds is a hub for the FunMaths Roadshow. These excellent resources, developed by the Liverpool Mathematical Society, have proved popular for all age-groups across the UK.
The FunMaths Roadshow is a collection of 350 mathematical activities suitable for use with school and college students between the ages of 5 and 20. The Roadshow currently consists of fourteen ‘boxes’. Each box contains 25 mathematical activities displayed on coloured laminated A3 baseboards, with associated equipment. For most groups of participants just two of the boxes are used and the activities are set out on tables in a hall or large space. All that a participant needs is a pen or pencil.
Participants move around the room tackling the activities in any order they choose. Each participant has a customised response sheet to be stamped or initialled by a helper when each activity is successfully completed. Helpers in a school-setting could be staff or older pupils from the school or, in a primary school, perhaps even pupils from a secondary into which the primary school feeds. In a typical session of 50 – 75 minutes, with pupils working in pairs, most pupils will complete a dozen or so activities.
The University has most of the boxes which are available to borrow for two weeks when schools are responsible for the collection and safe return of the equipment. Please see table below. Occasionally we may be able to visit with the roadshow but this depends on staff and/or student availability and also requires a number of staff and helpers to be provided by the school.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please express your interest in borrowing Fun Maths materials via this link