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Maths Live! Educational Maths Event

Monday 4th March 2019

Maths Live! is designed to give learners the opportunity to come face to face with expert speakers whose knowledge and skill will add value to the teaching and learning experience. As part of the immersive educational experience, each student will receive their own workbook in advance of the event for pre-trip preparation as well as including park challenges for them to complete throughout the course of the weekend, all covering the fundamentals of Maths at Key Stage 4.

Our educational conferences packages at Disneyland Paris are the best value you’ll find anywhere.

We include group travel insurance as part of our package and unlike other tour operators, we won’t charge any supplements for regional pick-ups when you travel by coach.

Also held on the same day will be Science Live!, Business Live! and Computing Live! making this the ideal event to bring a mixed group of students from across the curriculum!

The Package
Travel Options
Places to Stay
  • Speakers

    David Wilson
    The Walt Disney Company

    David Wilson<br> Imagineer<br>The Walt Disney Company

    He has managed the development of various attractions, both with Disney and Universal. David has also been responsible for various projects at Disneyland Paris Resort, including “Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith”, “Moteurs… Action ! Stunt Show Spectacular”, "Armageddon" special effects show, "Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast", "Crush's Coaster®", "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror" , “Toy Story Playland” and most recently Ratatouille.

    David Wilson came to the Entertainment business in 1991 after serving 6 years in the US Navy as a nuclear engineering officer, followed by a year as a Project Engineer working on the Space Shuttle with NASA.


    Steve Mould
    Event Chair

    Steve Mould<br>Event Chair

    Steve Mould is a Science Presenter with a reputation for providing expert knowledge and for packaging complicated scientific ideas in an accessible way. Formerly the Blue Peter resident Science expert, he is best recognised as a regular contributor on The One Show.   Steve has a Physics MA from Oxford University and works frequently with schools, giving talks and demonstrations on Physics, Maths, Chemistry and Psychology.  He is adept at presenting science using comedy, music and interactive experiments and will make an excellent chair at our Science and Maths Live! Event.


    Anne-Marie Imafidon STEMettes

    Anne-Marie Imafidon STEMettes

    Founder of Stemettes, Anne-Marie Imafidon has always been interested in business, maths and technology.  Something of a child prodigy, she passed her maths and ICT GCSEs aged ten and A-level computing aged 11, and has won further accolades in her professional career including the UK IT Industry & British Computer Society’s Young IT Professional of the Year in 2013 and the 29th Most Influential woman in IT in 2015.  She is passionate about getting more girls interested in STEM careers and in 3 years 7,000 girls across the UK, Ireland and Europe have attended Stemette experiences.   Having worked in tech for some of largest UK banks including Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers she has a wealth of experience and the passion to inspire the next STEM generation at Maths Live!


    Professor Fiona Macpherson

    Professor Fiona Macpherson

    Professor Fiona Macpherson is a philosopher of mind, perception, and psychology.

    She gained an MA from the University of Glasgow, an MLitt at the University of St Andrews, and a PhD from the University of Stirling. She was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, a teaching fellow at the University of St Andrews, and Rosamund Chambers Research Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge.

    She was President of the Scots Philosophical Association (December 2015-2016), member of the Mind Association Executive Committee (2007 – 2014), and member of the Steering Committee of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy (2011 – 2014). She is currently a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and a trustee of the Kennedy Memorial Trust.

  • The package

    The Package

    • Return travel by Coach, Eurostar or Air
    • 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation (additional nights available at a supplement)
    • Park Hopper Ticket
    • Attendance at the Maths Live! Conference
    • Curriculum-linked workbook for students
    • Group Leader’s conference pack
    • Group Travel Insurance
    • 1:10 free place ratio for staff on a twin room basis
    • Services of the Events Team in Disneyland® Paris throughout your stay


  • Travel Options
    • 2 Night Coach Travel Package

      Sunday 3 March - Tuesday 5 March 2019


      Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland Paris, overnight at Disneyland Paris
      Monday: Maths Live! Free time in the parks. Overnight at Disneyland Paris
      Tuesday: Return coach travel
    • 3 Nights Coach Travel Package

      Sunday 3 March - Wednesday 6 March 2019


       Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris
      Monday: Maths Live! Free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris 
      Tuesday: Day trip to Paris. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris 
      Wednesday: Morning free in the Park. Return coach travel.
    • 3 Nights including overnight Coach Package

      Saturday 2 March - Tuesday 5 March 2019

      Saturday: Late evening departure. Night time channel crossing  
      Sunday: Morning arrival at Disneyland® Paris. Day free to use your Disneyland® Pass. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris 
      Monday: Maths Live! Free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.  
      Tuesday: Return coach travel.
    • 2 Night Eurostar Travel Package

      Sunday 3 March - Tuesday 5 March 2019


       Afternoon departure from St Pancras International. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris. 
      Monday: Maths Live! Free time in Park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris. 
      Tuesday: Free time to use your Disneyland® Pass. Early afternoon departure. Arrive back in London early evening.
  • Places to stay
    • disney hotel

      Disney's Hotel Cheyenne®

      The authentic flavour of the Wild West is all around, in the best tradition of all your favourite classic Hollywood westerns. This on-site hotel offers easy access to the Disneyland ® Parks and Village and all guests benefit from extra magic hours giving you early access to the Parks before gates open to the public.

      Rooms are located in 14 frontier style buildings all named after characters from western folklore grouped around a main street with covered porches and wooden walkways. The western styling runs through into the bedrooms and the hotel restaurant, The Chuck Wagon Cafe.


    • disney hotel

      B&B Hotel Disneyland® Paris

      A very large hotel with 400 rooms, located in Marne La Vallee close to Disneyland Paris. It is a very modern hotel with nicely-decorated and comfortable rooms.

      Only a few minutes from Disneyland Paris, this large hotel is ideally situated for groups travelling to Disneyland, and is recommended by Disneyland Paris. A free shuttle stops in front of the hotel every 10-15 minutes to get to either the Disney® Parks or TGV / RER Chessy Marne La Vallée station, for Paris. Operates from 6am until 11:50pm.


Students will be provided with a workbook prior to the conference which will include a programme of the event as well as background information about the speakers. The workbooks will include park challenges to complete and are a great research tool to be used in the classroom prior to travelling to help students to prepare questions for the Q&A sessions at the conference. As part of this experience, students have the opportunity to quiz speakers, which is always lively, and the presenters are invariably on the receiving end of some testing questions.

Meeting Your Learning Objectives:

Forces and Energy
• Calculating forces, acceleration and energy used

Rollercoaster / Ride Design
• The use of geometry in ride design,  time, distance & speed

Statistics & Planning
• Discover how maths plays an important role in the planning and design of Disneyland Paris
• How the different departments of the park use maths on a daily basis

Who Is This For?

The event is aimed at Key Stage 4 students of Maths and is designed to complement studies within the AQA, OCR, Edexcel syllabus as well as complimenting WJEC and SQA qualifications.  It is aimed at encouraging and developing an enthusiasm for the subject as well as inspiration for how to progress further in the subject. 

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