Created to teach and inspire Primary School children what is possible and the extraordinary feats that can be accomplished when you add the WOW factor to Maths.
The main objective of Maths Magic is to provide a new and exciting classroom experience through...
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Magicians Hat
Teaching Mathematical principles in a fun and interactive way
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Maths Imagination
To ignite the imagination in relation to Maths
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Maths Framework
To provide a reason and a framework to apply the Maths elements of the lesson
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Visual Lesson
To add a visual aspect to the lesson
Magic Maths can be booked as either a single or multiple days depending on what areas you would like to cover and overall school size. In each session we can cover either 1 or 2 topics, for example a year 4 session may be Rows and Columns followed by a trick requiring addition. For a year 6 session we could cover Fractions and Prime Numbers. Day 2 may cover Magic Squares for all year groups as it is a more involved routine and requires more mathematical thinking. Year 4 / 5 and 6 pupils may enjoy longer Magic Maths Sessions than the younger children in the school as they have more knowledge to draw from but there are certainly enough Magic Maths routines for everyone and every year group.
Jon had the whole school captivated from the moment he began our Maths magic assembly. Following class sessions, children commented that the tricks were ‘absolutely amazing’ and they would ‘100% like him to come again!’ Mabe School could not recommend Jon enough. We are always looking for ways to make Maths inspirational and today truly hit the spot!
Julia Pearce - Maths Lead, Mabe Primary School
"I thought that the assembly was absolutely fantastic. The children were hooked from the start and you could see them all trying to work out how you did it which is great for their reasoning skills. The workshops allowed children to see how maths can be used in every day lives and how systems and structures help the tricks present in such a way that the audience are left in awe and wonder! I would love to explore maths magic further to see how else we can link maths and magic to directly support the learning that goes in within the classroom." I would also like to thank you for such a powerful, fun and engaging day that really helped to demonstrate to the children who may otherwise say 'I don't like maths', that maths IS for everyone and that we can all learn in a variety of ways. It was wonderful to see the children actively trying to work out how you had performed the trick and I love the way that so many talked about going home to share it with their family. That is the sign of a great workshop!
Victoria Lock, Headteacher Devoran Primary School
"I loved the day and thought the tricks were really clever. I wanted to go home and show them to my parents! My parents had no idea how I did it, and so I got to show them the maths behind the trick and they were seriously impressed."
Year 6 Pupil
“Thank you so much for the most amazing day which you provided to support our Maths Week. The children absolutely loved the assembly you delivered and came out buzzing about Maths, saying how cool it is! The classroom sessions were really engaging and many children went home with ideas as to how to challenge their parents! One of our year 6 classes got very involved in one 'maths magic trick' and this led to hours of mathematical research!
Karen Harrison, Parc Eglos Primary School (Maths Lead)
Jon spent the day at Penponds School working his magic from our reception class to the Year 6's. He enthralled the children with his knowledge of maths and how it can be incorporated into an entertaining performance liked to mathematical concepts . If you are after a enhanced curriculum maths day adapted to suit all abilities then look no further. The children loved it.
Adam Richards, Headteacher at Penponds Primary School
“Can you come and work at our school please”
Year 6 Pupil
"The day definitely gave me inspiration to make up my own tricks and think about the ways we use maths in everyday lives"
Year 6 Pupil
Published on 23 May 19
A Mathematical Principle
Multiplying a 2 digit number by 11 There are a lot of Mathematical Principles out there, some more useful ...
Published on 23 May 19
CAPH Breakfast Meeting 14th June, Atlantic Hotel, Newquay
I am really looking forward to meeting as many of the Primary Head Teachers in Cornwall as possible at the ...
Published on 23 May 19
The Journey
The story of Magic Maths is actually a relatively short one, not something that came to me in a flash ...