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2 UK does not do well in international league tables on maths. 28 th according to the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Creativity and experimentation is the solution. Mathematicians also describe the joys of their subject - associate more closely with the arts: the beauty of patterns, the elegance of solutions and the creative thinking required to get there. Practitioners working on maths and drama projects. There’s no reason why – for example – games and story shouldn’t be at the heart of the maths curriculum.

3 MATHS & DRAMA TOOLKIT – IT’S NOT BORING!

4 Matt Parker: Stand up Mathematician Stand-up Maths Routine (about barcodes) Mc&NR=1&feature=endscreen Matt Parker giving money-saving advice: His life goal is to make people more excited about Maths. Using a range of presentations and hands-on activities, he communicates Maths in a very engaging and entertaining way.

5 Matt visits schools in the UK to deliver engaging presentations and dynamic workshops as part of Think Maths

6 Think Maths is run by a group of mathematics speakers who visit schools and run workshops and sessions for all ages and abilities. The team consists of PhD students, former teachers and experienced maths communicators Sessions are interactive, funny and cover mathematical content which will grab the attention of students and inspire them to get excited about maths Aim: to enthuse students of all abilities, while teaching them invaluable mathematical thinking skills The team are based around the country, and each has their own delivery style and in some cases their own talks to give Think Maths provide a range of sessions on topics ranging from topology, number theory, and probability to magic and maths in popular culture.

7 Founded in 1988 as a direct response to the lack of educational drama available to schools on the subject of numeracy and science. Nearly three thousand schools each year see Quantum performances making Quantum Britain's foremost science and numeracy-based theatre- in-education company. Our aim is to make the world of science and numeracy accessible and relevant to children's everyday experiences by bringing it "to life."

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9 Is one of the largest maths enrichment programmes for teenagers in the UK. It's a chance for Year 11s and sixth formers to experience the UK's most inspiring maths speakers live, in big venues, presenting mathematics in the context of exciting, real-world situations. k1PgFc&feature=player_embedded

10 The Learning Through Drama Ltd theatre company was established in 2005 by qualified schoolteacher, Helen Beetham. Helen has taught students both in the UK and the USA at school and at local youth theatres. The staff are fully qualified, experienced school teachers which enables ‘LTD’ to uniquely combine excellent classroom practice with extensive use of drama both in the classroom and in the community. ndex.php LTD believes in creating inspiring, fun and memorable learning experiences for children and young people. LTD Ltd promotes and sustains effective communication in a positive, friendly and stimulating environment. They use readily adaptable drama through which the children’s own ideas can grow and flourish. The aim is to encourage co- operation, self-development and social awareness by providing an opportunity to socially interact with an enthusiastic team.

11 Through Arts Award at five levels, children and young people aged can explore any art forms including performing arts, visual arts, literature, media and multimedia. The award builds confidence, helps young people to enjoy cultural activities, and prepares them for further education or employment. Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England working with 10 regional Bridge organisations. 4 Arts Awards Guide 2012:


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