'Play to learn'
A series of free after school clubs where students learn Maths and problem solving by playing games.
The clubs are inspired by the latest research in Maths learning from Universities like Stanford and Cambridge as well as by the best Japanese pedagogues
1h after school club ran by two facilitators (Alice & Novella) where students will:
Practice mathematical thinking through games and visual tasks
Explore and discover the fun & beauty in Maths
Engage in "low floor high ceiling" tasks
Explore the big ideas in Maths
Work independently and collaboratively with others
Develop a Growth Mindset while unlocking confidence in their Maths abilities
The workshops are free
and accessible to any student that wants to take part!
Workshops will start during summer term and will be one day per week
Location to be discussed with the school
Groups of 5-10 students from 4th and 5th grade
Exploring the big ideas in Maths:
Multidimensional thinking is about looking at Maths from different angles, connecting numbers, visuals, expressions. We want kids to experience Maths in various ways and to engage with it, unlocking their ability to reason outside of strict frameworks as well as rote approaches.
Number sense is the first step towards a good understanding in Maths.
we encourage kids to familiarise with this concept and to develop the ability to work with numbers, see what they are made of and to combine them in different ways. This includes composing and decomposing numbers, multidimensional operations, fractions, percentages, up to probability and statistics.
Maths is all about finding patterns.
Patterns define several phenomenons
in the world around us and exist throughout nature. We lead kids to observe and understand them in the form of contextualised Maths puzzles and to use mathematical thinking to generalise and predict their growth, decay and overall transformation.
JOIN THE UMA
We are Novella and Alice, lifetime Friends and now cofounders. Our Passion is
helping the young ones discover the beauty and fun in Mathematics, and
develop self-confidence in doing any kind of Maths. We are currently
developing a video game to learn Maths and problem solving. In the
meantime, we’ve decided to bring creative and game based Maths to
students locally, here in London, as an after school club activity!