We have a whole range of options to suit all needs. We have tailored offerings for Key Stage 3 and 4. We can work with a whole five-form secondary school year group in just one day - or offer intensive support to a single cohort. And the high level of engagement we induce is complemented by the excellent classroom management skills of all our practitioners (all of whom have enhanced DBS clearance). We also make life easy for the schools we work with, supplying bespoke timetables and suggestions for exciting follow-up activities.
CSI: Maths - A challenging mystery to engage your students and get them thinking logically
Number Patterns: The Bunker - A fast-paced workshop contextualising sequencing and making connections between maths and other subjects
The Priorities Game - Working in teams - and responding to change - to put maths in contex
Murderous Maths - Interactive problem solving for up to 180 KS3 pupils (with follow-up workshops for up to 90)
The Trading Game - A high energy activity that challenges students’ understanding of shape, probes concepts of “value” and asks them to cope with the unexpected!
Big Maths Activity Days - We know that it's often important for secondary schools to offer activities to whole year groups - and we understand, too, the logistical difficulties that this can bring. So we've designed Big Maths Days that allow up to 240 KS3/4 students to carousel around a number of very different creative Maths workshops in the course of one day.
Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?
Curriculum topics available: Logic and Problem Solving.
As Creatives' Creative Maths workshops for secondary schools have been carefully designed to both put into context and actively promote the three keystones of the National Curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem-solving.
What size groups do you cater for?
Some of our workshops cater for 30 pupils at a time and last around 1 hour. We also have a range of workshops that cater for up to 60 pupils at a time. Please enquire for more information.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
All of our programmes can be easily adapted to meet the needs of pupils with access needs related to mobility. Where we are aware that we will be working with children with visual impairments, we are happy to provide schools with our resources in advance, so that they can be rendered accessible. We know that some schools use sign language interpreters for children with hearing impairments - and all of our practitioners are used to working in this way.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
We have huge experience of working with pupils with special educational needs - in both mainstream and special schools - and work with teachers and other professionals to select (and, if appropriate, adapt) the best programme to meet the needs of those pupils.
"It was by far our most popular event during maths week. The students enjoyed the competitiveness of the trading game, it was great for their group and negotiating skills. The delivery and hosting of the activity was superb!” Langholm Academy
"One of the best STEM Events that I have ever booked. The students found the workshops extremely interesting, engaging and fun. One pupil asked, “Miss, can we do this every Thursday?” Park Mains High School, Erskine
"The maths staff were unanimously of the opinion that this was one of the best maths workshops we have had. Jackson was an excellent presenter... his enthusiasm for maths was infectious and I particularly liked his emphasis on looking at the wider benefits of developing maths skills. i.e. identifying patterns, seeing that maths isn’t just numbers, problem-solving. We will definitely look to be using you again in future." Notre Dame School, Cobham
"A huge thank you! Many of the students involved said it was one of their favourite parts of the week. I will be recommending as creatives to colleagues in other departments and schools without a doubt!" Kingsway School
"The students were constantly challenged and the puzzles drew from a wide range of mathematical areas. Thanks for the hard work, I’ll be sure to use As Creatives again in the future!” Archbishop Beck Sports College
Who are As Creatives?
As Creatives' programmes are all rigorously designed with the National Curriculum and Curriculum for Excellence in mind, with differentiation at the forefront of our thinking. We consciously provide pupils with opportunities to use and gain fluency in the language of maths, to develop reasoning skills and, crucially in today's climate, to explore problem solving processes and gain the ability to transfer knowledge and skills from one context to another. We recognise that enjoyment and engagement go hand in hand. We know, too, though, that "fun" is not enough in its own right - which is why elements of all of our programmes are deliberately challenging.
We believe that mathematics is an inherently creative discipline - and that providing children, young people and teachers with opportunities to use their own creativity embeds existing knowledge, deepens understanding, improves confidence and increases engagement. And all while having fun!
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