Maths Puzzle Activity Day
School Workshops - The Problem Solving Company
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The School Puzzle Company is operated by Workshops At Schools Ltd. We have created a unique selection of puzzles providing all group members the chance to actively participate in our School Puzzle Activity Days. This is possible because we have enlarged all of our puzzles specifically for use by groups within the school setting. A typical sub group size, should you engage The School Puzzle Company, will be 6 pupils. By increasing the size of our puzzles allows the groups focus to be directly on the challenge in hand. It also prevents team members blocking the view for others, making the solving process a great Team Building exercise. Our aim is to maximise participation levels during the problem solving process. The larger puzzle pieces also allows other pupils to better observe their peers actions helping towards the groups communicating their thoughts and ideas on how to solve the challenges.
Why book The Problem Solving Company - Maths Puzzle Activity Day workshop for your school?
The School Puzzle Company offers a varied range of activities. This allows us to offer differentiated activities to suit their age and abilities. Our instructors are also trained to help support pupils that may need that extra support. This applies to both ends of the spectrum, from children needing that extra help understanding concepts to those children that exceed the understanding of others and require that extra challenge.
Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?
Curriculum topics available: Logic and Problem Solving, Measurement, Geometry, Shape.
The School Puzzle Company offer a fun and lively maths curriculum with large hands on puzzle challenges.
What activities are available during this educational workshop?
We have carefully chosen our puzzles that we use in our workshops to promote a fun and lively maths curriculum. When this is combined with thinking skills and logical reasoning pupils start to have approach our puzzles with a new found mathematical understanding. Each of our puzzles has different stages of challenge allowing groups to move up to that next level of thinking.
Our puzzles vary from balancing seesaws with eggs, building bridges for a Prince to rescue his Princess through to city planning with skyscrapers. This is to name a few. We are happy to provide schools that make a booking with The School Puzzle Company a detailed list of our challenges with the maths skills associated with each. Some of these are detailed below:
Understanding 2D and 3D shapes
What size groups do you cater for?
We can run our sessions with up to 60 pupils at a time. This allows us to work with a two form entry school in one day
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Due to the hands on nature of our activities, those children with Special Educational Needs will find themselves able to access our activities with great success. Class teachers are often apprehensive about how those pupils will be able to input into the workshops but are quickly put at ease when they see how easily they take to the hands on and visual challenges.
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