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FunMaths Roadshow

FunMaths Roadshow

The University of Leeds has recently become a hub for the FunMaths Roadshow. These excellent resources, developed by the Liverpool Mathematical Society since 1999, have proved popular for all age-groups across the UK.

The FunMaths Roadshow is a collection of 350 mathematical activities suitable for use with school and college students  between the ages of 5 and 20. The first 100 were developed to celebrate the centenary of the Liverpool Mathematical Society in 1999, and the further 250 have been developed subsequently.

The FunMaths Roadshow currently consists of fourteen 'boxes'. Each box contains 25 mathematical activities displayed on coloured laminated A3 baseboards, with associated equipment. For most groups of participants just two of the boxes are used and the activities are set out on tables in a hall or large space. All that a participant needs is a pen or pencil.

Participants move around the room tackling the activities in any order they choose. Each participant has a customised response sheet to be stamped or initialled by a helper when each activity is successfully completed. Helpers in a school-setting could be staff or older pupils from the school or, in a primary school, perhaps even pupils from a secondary into which the primary school feeds. In a typical session of 50 - 75 minutes, with pupils working in pairs, most pupils will complete a dozen or so activities.

The University has most of the boxes and where possible will offer visits into school using the roadshow. It may also be possible to loan boxes for two weeks when schools are responsible for the collection and safe return of the equipment. Please see table below. For further information please contact Ruth Holland

Box -1




Years 1 & 2








Box 6




Year 10




Box 0




Years 3 & 4








Box 7




Year 10/11




Box 1




Year 5








Box 8




Year 11/12




Box 2




Year 6








Box 9




Year 12




Box 3




Year 7








Box 10




Year 13




Box 4




Year 8








Box 11




Reality maths - Year 9 or above




Box 5




Year 9








Box 12




Reality maths - Year 9 or above