Mathvember is a month-long celebration throughout November of the magic of mathematics for primary schools.
From 1 to 30 November 2018, primary school teachers and maths leads will be able to access free tools, tips and lesson ideas created by teachers and the experts from the education team at Maths-Whizz. Each resource is specifically designed to make maths fun and encourage pupils to think differently about the subject.
Dr Junaid Mubeen, director of education at Whizz who is a research mathematician and Countdown champion said, “When children see that maths is not just about symbols and procedures, but a powerful system for thinking and solving problems, something magical happens. Their engagement increases and so does their achievement.
“Teachers know this better than anyone and during Mathvember, they will be able to access all the lesson ideas and maths problems they need to add some sparkle to their lessons and get pupils excited about maths.”
Daily maths problems that teachers can use in class will be announced on social media channels using the hashtag #mathvember throughout the month and there will be competitions with the chance to win hundreds of pounds worth of resources for pupils.
The month will culminate in a webinar entitled Making Maths Magical – how to enthral your students with maths.
(Head to uked.chat/mathvember for details and how to sign-up for free)
The free webinar will cover maths tricks that are sure to amaze your students and details of how to make use of simple materials to create rich, physical tasks that allow students to experience mathematics with all their senses. The webinar will be held on Wednesday 28th November at 4pm and hosted by Dr Junaid Mubeen and Fiona Goddard from Maths-Whizz in partnership with the team at UKEdChat, the teacher-led online community promoting best practice. A download featuring tips for teachers will also be available.
Teachers wanting to find out more or to sign up for details of what content will be available during the month of November should visit www.mathvember.com or follow @MathsWhizzTutor on Twitter or Facebook.