Menu of Events and Activities

The North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area is offering the following free events and activities for schools and settings to sign-up to.

The following list only contains events and activities confirmed to date. This list will be continually updated as more events and activities are finalised.

If you use twitter, then be sure to share your experiences of these events with #MathsMonth

Transport and Cover Costs

The Opportunity Area is also offering 50% travel subsidy for schools and settings bringing pupils to attend events.

If you would like to apply for subsidy, please contact by the 28th of February with estimated travel costs.

There is also capacity for the Opportunity Area to reimburse schools for cover costs for members of teaching staff. Please contact for more information.


Launch Event: Maths Month 2020

Come along to our much anticipated launch event, celebrating the start of Maths Month in North Yorkshire Coast. To be hosted by the amazing Bobby Seagull – mathematician, author, TV presenter and maths teacher! Learn more about what is coming up across the month and get involved by taking part in an amazing line-up of activities and games on the day. We will be providing free refreshments on the day. The launch event is open to all, and suitable for people of all ages to take part in. We hope to see you there, don’t miss out!

Please email if you would like to come along.

Date: 4th March between 4pm – 6pm

Venue: The Street, Scarborough

Audience: Teachers and the general public

Andrew Jeffreys – ‘The Magic of Maths Show’

The Magic of Maths show was developed to show children the joy, patterns and surprise that mathematics has to offer. Delivered with fun and lots of laughter -the key messages are Maths is enjoyable, it is based on patterns and structures, it’s ok not to understand at first, and everything is easy once you can do it!

Date: 17th March (Whitby) Reception/Y1: 9:30am – 10:30am, Y3/Y4: 11am – 12:15pm, Y5/Y6: 1:15pm – 2:30pm

18th March (Scarborough) Reception/Y1: 9:30am – 10:30am, Y3/Y4: 11am – 12:15pm, Y5/Y6: 1:15pm – 2:30pm – Scarborough shows are now fully booked

Venue: Sports Hall, Whitby Sixth Form College and YMCA Theatre Scarborough

Audience: Primary students

Craig Barton

Misconceptions in Maths

Craig Barton has been teaching maths for 15 years. He is the Head of Education at Eedi, the TES Maths Adviser, the author of the best-selling “How I was I’d taught maths”, the host of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, and the creator of,, and

Date: 10th March 4pm – 6pm

Venue: Scalby School

Flamingo Land Maths Trail

Flamingo Land working with students from George Pindar School have designed a Maths Trail to support Maths Month and invite families who are visiting Flamingo Land to have a go.

Date: Over the course of March

Venue: On site at Flamingo Land

Audience: All

Katie Steckles

The Mathematics of Paper
The humble sheet of paper has almost infinite mathematical potential. Mathematician Katie Steckles will demonstrate some of her favourite mathematics concepts, and share some fun puzzles using both real and imaginary pieces of paper. With opportunities to participate in your seat, Katie will reveal the mathematical secrets hiding within household stationery.

Date: 19th March

Venue: Whitby Sixth Form Centre between 10:30am – 11:30am and The Summit, Scarborough between 4pm – 5pm

Audience: Everyone welcome (Children aged 10+)

Kjartan Poskitt – Murderous Maths Show
The best-selling author of the Murderous Maths book series brings his fun-filled shows to Whitby and Scarborough. These promise to be exciting events for primary school children in Years 3 – 6.

Click here to find out more!

: Whitby – 12th of March between 10am – 11:15am and 1pm – 2:15pm. Scarborough – 11th of March between 10am – 11:15am and 1pm – 2:15pm – Scarborough shows are now fully booked.

Venue: Whitby Pavilion (12th March) and YMCA Theatre Scarborough (11th March)

Audience: Shows are suitable for children in Years 3-6 of all abilities

Libraries: Kathy Seabrook

A Fun Music Session delivered by Kathy Seabrook. She will incorporate a pre-school friendly focus on numbers and counting (ticking the maths element) and will do this through number songs such as 5 little ducks, 5 speckled frogs, 1,2,3,4,5, and will incorporate counting with drums and shakers too.

Date: 4th March 10:30am – 11:30am (Filey)

13th March 1:30pm – 2:30pm (Scarborough)

20th March 1:30pm – 2:30pm (Eastfield)

27th March 10:30am – 11:30am (Whitby) and 1:30pm – 2:30pm (Newby & Scalby),

28th March 10:30am – 11:30am (Derwent Valley Bridge)

Audience: Everyone welcome

Maths on Toast – Festival of Triangles Teacher Training Day
An event for teachers on how to run the Festival of Triangles; a programme of hands on fun maths activities for students culminating in a family evening for parents, carers, children and teachers.

Click here to find out more!

Date: 10th February between 9am – 3pm

Venue: Downe Arms, Wykeham, Scarborough

Audience: Teachers interested in finding out how to run their own fun Maths Month Events

Sumdog: Maths On-line Competition
As part of the North Yorkshire Coast Maths Month, pupils are invited to practise maths, have fun and compete against other classes to become the North Yorkshire Coast Sumdog Champions!

Click here to find out more!

Dates: The competition will run from the 6th – 12th of March.
Audience: Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 are likely to get the most benefit from using Sumdog.

Teaching for Mastery

An opportunity to attend open classrooms; and take part in a model lesson, as well as learn more about Teaching for Mastery in practice, professional development opportunities and more! Learn more about the impact of being part of the Maths Hub programme on the whole school’s teaching of Maths.

Dates: 12th March between 9 am – 11:45am

Venue: Gladstone Road Primary School

Audience: KS2 teachers

Times Tables Rock Stars: Maths Competition
Does your class rock the most?

Times Tables Rock Stars are running a rocktastic times tables off between 23rd March – 27th March!

Click here to find out more!

Dates: The competition will run from the 23rd – 27th of March
Audience: Primary school pupils learning their times tables

Orienteering around Scarborough

Scarborough Job Match, Scarborough Museum Trust and Wooden Creative invite families and young people to take part in an orienteering activity taking place in the town centre to support Maths Month.

Date: 21st March – 29th March

Venue: In the Town Centre and South Bay (starting at Scarborough Library)

Audience: All

Rob Eastaway – ‘Cheating, Competing & Coca Cola Show’
Rob Eastaway is Director of Maths Inspiration a national programme of interactive maths lecture shows for teenagers.

A famous Coca Cola advertisement used the line “I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony”. Yet Coca Cola and Pepsi have been competing viciously with each other for decades. Collaboration and competition are everywhere around us, and mathematics and game theory can tell us a lot about why peace, harmony and love are not quite as easy to achieve as the songs might suggest.

Click here to find out more!

Date: 12th March between 10:45am – 12pm
Audience: Year 12/13 studying STEM subjects

Venue: YMCA Theatre Scarborough

Zoe Griffiths: Think Maths – Shapes and Smoke Rings
Zoe will be delivering her Shapes and Smoke Rings show in Whitby and Scarborough. This show explores topology, an extension of geometry that allows shapes and surfaces to be stretched as much as you want and is not limited by our normal three dimensions.

Click here to find out more!

Dates:  10th – 13th of March in-School

Audience: Year 7/8 students of all ability levels.

Please contact for more information and to book your place without delay!








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