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**A TYPICAL VISIT:** for a Key Stage 3 Secondary School Maths Visit consists of two 60-minute “talks” –the whole of Year 7, the whole of Year 8 – and one hands-on maths “workshop” – with lots of possible variations. Both talks and workshops may include some number, geometry and algebra, with the emphasis on making maths less abstract and more visual.

**MISSION STATEMENT FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHS VISITS:** to put across that… :

- Maths is the study of number, shape and pattern, and the last of these is where the best maths happens.
- Algebra is merely the language of patterns. Each algebraic formula tells us the answer not to just one puzzle, but to an infinity of puzzles.
- Maths is incredibly useful in the real world, from a range of hugely beneficial jobs to simply for obtaining solutions to everyday problems.
- Maths doesn’t have to be useful to be fun – it’s ok to enjoy a maths puzzle just for its own sake.
- Maths can be a multi-sensory, creative and collaborative experience.

**SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHS ENRICHMENT TALKS (any number of students):** A typical Talk will include music, bespoke props to bring the maths alive, and audience participation to make the maths a hands-on and interactive experience.

**SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHS WORKSHOP THEMES (one class size at a time):** have in the past included vertex notation for 3D Shapes (very visual and hands on!), The Rules of Random ( probability, dice rolls, Normal Distribution), and a Number, Shape and Pattern Quiz (teams of four, lasting from 30 to 90 mins). All House Of Maths Workshops are completely hands-on, with every student doing the maths themselves.