Tailored consultancy support to develop mathematical problem-solving in real-life contexts.
The KS1 Maths Wizard
The Mathematics Wizard - Maths Wizard for short - is a fun, interactive, effective problem-solving day for the whole school.
The Maths Wizard, aka Sam Adams, Education Works' Mathematics Consultant has put together a problem-solving
day for mathematics. Here is what a day with the Maths Wizard can
Maths Wizard Benefits
allows opportunities to solve problems in enjoyable large-scale group tasks
actively promotes speaking and listening strategies
actively promotes problem-solving, reasoning, communication and enquiry
covers a range of mathematical strands in Key Stage 1.
A Day with the Maths Wizard
I will lead a Key Stage 1 launch/assembly at the start of the day – possibly as a start for a Maths Week / Enquiry Week
I will provide a problem-solving session for each Key Stage 1
class. This could be delivered in the
classroom or in a larger space – e.g. the school hall
Each problem-solving session will involve reasoning, communication and
The sessions actively promote Speaking and Listening and group
work/group collaboration (using some of the ideas created by Clare Reed –
Education Works Speaking and Listening Consultant – from Talk Across
Feedback from a recent ‘wizarding’ day was: "The maths wizard day was brilliant - everyone enjoyed it." a Keighley Head Teacher