Education Works consultant Clare Reed

"constructive and positive"

Sam Adams, our lead mathematics consultant. More>

Tailored consultancy support to develop mathematical problem-solving in real-life contexts.

The Maths Wizard

The Mathematics Wizard - Maths Wizard for short - is a fun, interactive, effective Using and Applying day for the whole school.

The Maths Wizard, aka Sam Adams, Education Works' Mathematics and Schools Improvement Consultant has put together a UAM/problem solving day for mathematics. Here is what a day with the Maths Wizard can provide:

Maths Wizard Benefits

  • allows opportunities to use and apply mathematics 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 across the whole school - Foundation to Year 6

A Day with the Maths Wizard

A visit from the Education Works' Maths Wizard
  • I will lead a whole-school launch/assembly at the start of the day – possibly as a start for a Maths Week / Enquiry Week
  • I will provide a short UAM/problem solving session for every class across school – sometimes in class or sometimes in a bigger space – e.g. the hall
  • Each session supports the four aspects of UAM – i.e. Problem-solving, Reasoning, Communicating and Enquiry
  • 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 the Curriculum)
  • I will stay in role / in character throughout the day...ahem...and thus it will be so!

Feedback from a recent ‘wizarding’ day was: "The maths wizard day was brilliant - everyone enjoyed it." a Keighley Head Teacher

For more information about our Mathematics Approaches, contact our lead Mathematics consultant Sam Adams at