Maths Week London is back!
Taking place between 26 June – 30 June 2023, we are excited to be partnering up with Maths Week London again this year. The initiative seeks to encourage a positive attitude towards maths amongst young people in London; to improve their confidence and promote the value of good numeracy as an essential and achievable skill for every child.
The Maths Week London theme for this year is Everyday Maths in London. Maths is a subject that impacts all of our lives, every day, and beyond the classroom. The campaign aims to:
- highlight why maths is important to engage with from a young age to help develop practical skills
- show how making maths relevant can also make it fun
- demonstrate how maths can enable success in all areas of everyday life
Throughout Maths Week London, there will be activities and competitions (both online and in person!) taking place across the city, and lots of free and fun resources available for schools and parents to download from the website. To support and encourage schools to run their own activities and events during the week, the Mayor’s Fund for London is running a small grants scheme on behalf of Maths Week London for schools to access.
School Activity Grants Scheme
Maths Week London activity grants of up to £250 were available to a limited number of London primary and secondary schools to support the purchase of any resources or equipment they may need to run an event or specific activities.
Schools were expected to set out what resources they need, the cost of these resources and how the activities they plan to run link to the theme of Everyday Maths in London.
Applications for the School Activity Grants Scheme are now closed. Thank you for expressing an interest in the scheme.
“With the grant, we were able to purchase sets of clocks to support the pupils’ learning of time. This had a particular impact on those children who do not always access learning at home and rely solely on school for supporting them with maths/life skills such as time-telling.”
Thomas Buxton Primary School, Tower Hamlets
“We used the grant to [help] fund a maths workshop on practical 3D shape for the whole school. We received lots of feedback [from pupils] such as: “When you said ‘maths workshop’ I thought it was going to be so boring. But that was so much fun!”
Godwin Primary School, Barking and Dagenham
“We used the grant to subsidise fees for a trip to Bletchley Park with Year 7 students eligible for pupil premium. The trip was an excellent motivational tool and encouraged more students to engage with maths. The grant helped to give [more students] access to an enriching experience.”
Frederick Bremer School, Waltham Forest
“Our school celebrated Maths Week London with an Entrepreneur Week. This has helped the children to see maths in the real world. The children were enthusiastic and showed a great determination to use maths as a tool to help them achieve their goal.”
Marion Richardson Primary School, Tower Hamlets