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Event summary

Who is it for? Parents, carers, grandparents etc. of children aged 8-13
Dates: 27 September, 1 November, 29 November 2018
Times: 7.00 - 9.00pm
Cost: £15 per workshop, or £40 for all three
Venue: Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, Cambridge CB23 8AQ
Enquiries: 01223 746237 /


Event description

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children?

Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? Would you like to encourage a child whose interest hasn't yet been engaged by maths? Or are you looking for inspiration on how to support a child who is already keen? Come and discover how you can explore maths in far more family-friendly forms than just homework!

This series of three evening workshops, delivered in collaboration with the NRICH Maths Project, is for parents, carers, grandparents etc who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children. These workshops will introduce you to a world of rich activities you can share, focusing on encouraging exploration, thinking and problem-solving.

No prior knowledge of maths is required. Come and experience the pleasure of working mathematically. Become hooked by puzzling problems, get excited by making mathematical discoveries, enjoy the challenge of finding a strategy for winning a game… and be inspired to return home and enjoy some of the activities with your children (as your homework!).

Please note that these sessions are designed for adults only. Work on your maths with Charlie Gilderdale and Fran Watson from NRICH, and then between sessions try out the ideas, games and activities with your children.

You can choose to attend just one or two of the evening workshops as stand-alone events, or you can choose to attend all three.


About the tutors

Charlie Gilderdale worked at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education with trainee mathematics teachers before joining the Millennium Mathematics Project where he is responsible for developing secondary-level resources for the NRICH website. His resources challenge students to think mathematically and offer opportunities for learning the subject through exploration and discussion. He has carried out Professional Development work with teachers in the UK and abroad and has collaborated with various organisations.

Fran Watson was a mathematics teacher for 13 years before joining the Millennium Mathematics Project as their Roadshow Co-ordinator in 2013. She now co-ordinates NRICH’s primary professional development and runs mathematics workshops in schools and at conferences for both teachers and students. Given the many wonderful opportunities to travel widely in her work, Fran enjoys the similarities between the teachers and learners from Singapore to Southend, and the Czech Republic to Cornwall, all of whom demonstrate curiosity and an enthusiasm for doing maths together which is at the heart of NRICH-ing mathematics.

Event date

Thursday, 27 September, 2018 - 19:00
Thursday, 1 November, 2018 - 19:00
Thursday, 29 November, 2018 - 19:00


Madingley Hall
CB23 8AQ