We ran a successful series of Math Thrills workshops around Queensland schools at the end of 2015, with many more to come in 2016. Students loved the interactive, exciting story-based premise of the activities:
Survey Question: What did you like about today’s Math Thrills workshop?
- I liked how creative the workshop is and how you guys made the lesson in several parts, so you have many different things all contributing to the same topic of ‘Saving the City’.
- Hands on; engaging more students; very well organized and prepared; great for students to use equipment that we don’t have at school; time of session was great; good relationships with students.
- The interactive aspect. Having to decode and deactivate the bomb was fun
- The Nerf Guns and cracking the code
- Being more interactive and not having to sit and write all lesson
- We got to work with a range of different objects not just normal maths worksheets
- Hot wheels car jumping and the Nerf Guns
- Code cracking and working with different people in our groups
- We liked the Nerf Guns and the cars
- It was simple and straight to the point; wasn’t full of tedious garbage; It took a different and innovative approach to math problems, and was really enjoyable.
Cracking the nuclear generator meltdown code workshop activity
Grappling Hook Escape Workshop Activity
Jumping the river stunt workshop activity