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  • Maths for Parents

    Date: 
    Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    NRICH activity - Nine colours

    Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children?

    Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? Would you like to encourage a child whose interest hasn't yet been engaged by maths? Or are you looking for inspiration on how to support a child who is already keen? Come and discover how you can explore maths in far more family-friendly forms than just homework!

    Our NRICH project is running a series of three evening workshops this autumn, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge's Institute for Continuing Education, for parents, carers, grandparents, etc who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children. These workshops will introduce you to a world of rich activities you can share, focusing on encouraging exploration, thinking and problem-solving.

    Come and experience the pleasure of working mathematically. Become hooked by puzzling problems, get excited by making mathematical discoveries, enjoy the challenge of finding a strategy for winning a game… and be inspired to return home and enjoy some of the activities with your children.

    No prior knowledge of maths is required. Please note that these sessions are designed for adults - work on your maths with Charlie Gilderdale and Fran Watson from NRICH, and then between sessions try out the ideas, games and activities you've explored with your children.

    You can choose to attend just one or two of the evening workshops as stand-alone events, or you can choose to attend all three.
    The dates are:
    Thursday, 2 November, 2017 - 7pm-9pm
    Thursday, 16 November, 2017 - 7pm-9pm
    Thursday, 30 November, 2017 - 7pm-9pm

    Cost and booking

    You can choose to attend all three evenings or just one or two. The cost is £15 per workshop or £40 for all three.

    For more information and to book places, please see the Maths for Parents workshop details on the Institute for Continuing Education's website.

    Level: 
    General public
    Level additional information: 
    These workshops are aimed at adults, exploring ideas you can follow-up at home with children aged 8-13.