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Maths Live! Educational Maths Event

      
Monday 4th March 2019
                      Monday 9th March 2020


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!, Psychology Live! and Media Live! making this the ideal event to bring a mixed group of students from across the curriculum!

Speakers
The Package
Travel Options
Places to Stay
  • Speakers

    Steve Mould
    Maths Presenter

    Steve Mould<br>Maths Presenter

    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.

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    Alex Bellos
    Maths Writer and Broadcaster

    Alex Bellos<br> Maths Writer and Broadcaster

     

    Alex Bellos writes and talks, most often about mathematics and puzzles.    He has a natural and easy way of speaking to young audiences and mixes fascinating stories of his travels around the world, with insightful and thought provoking theories of how numbers, mathematics and culture are inextricably linked.  

    He spends most of his time trying to popularise Science and Maths and his books Alex's Adventures in Numberland, Alex Through the Looking-Glass and Can You Solve My Problems? are all top ten bestsellers in the UK and have been translated into more than 20 languages.  He writes a maths blog and a puzzle blog for the Guardian and frequently speaks on maths at conferences, festivals, in schools and in companies. His maths blog won the prize for best science blog 2016 awarded by the Association of British Science Writers.

    His natural enthusiasm is infectious making him  the perfect person to bring maths to life at our Maths Live! Event.

     

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    Dr Matt Pritchard
    Maths Magician

    Dr Matt Pritchard<br>Maths Magician

    Dr Matt Pritchard is a science magician and Curator of Wonder. His amazing performances both inspire and inform. Matt loves being creative and is passionate about simplifying the complex.

    As an independent science communicator he performs to over 50,000 people a year and works with organisations like The Royal Institution, British Science Association, The Big Bang fairs, and the Science Museum Group. Previously Matt conducted atomic physics research at Durham University, where he won the Institute of Physics' Postgraduate lecturer award. He subsequently went on to work within the Education department at Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham.

    In addition to this experience, he has spent the last 18 years working as a professional magician and is an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle - one of only 300 people in the world to hold this distinction.. He is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association. In 2015 he was a finalist in the national Speaker Factor competition.

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  • 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

      1 DAY PARK TICKET


      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

      2 DAY PARK TICKET 

      Sunday:
       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
      2 DAY PARK TICKET  

      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

      2 DAY PARK TICKET 

      Sunday:
       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
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      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.

       

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      Disney's Hotel Santa Fe®


      Styled as an oasis of comfort on Route 66, this Santa Fe-themed Hotel delivers classic Disney value and hospitality. This on-site hotel is just a 20 minute walk away from 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 cheerful and brightly painted inspired by Disney Cars. The New Mexico styling runs through the bedrooms and the hotel restaurant, La Cantina.

       

    • 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.

       

    • disney hotel

      Davy Crockett Ranch


      Just a 15-minute drive from the Disney® Parks yet seemingly worlds away, the legend of Davy Crockett is alive and well. Nestle into your own private bungalow and unwind in this quaint, rustic escape. The cabin houses can accommodate up to six people in 2 bedrooms, equipped with one double bed, a set of bunk beds* and a sofa bed set within the tranquil woodlands of their natural surroundings. A safe, carefree environment with a magical touch of Disney. Naturally.

       

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:

Rides & Rollercoasters
• Mathematical calculations used in rides and rollercoasters.
• The application of algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
• Calculating forces, acceleration and energy used.


Maths & Theme Parks
• The role of maths in creating and immersive experience.
• Understanding how the maths of rollercoasters has an effect on the human body including gravity and weightlessness.
• Demonstrate how maths is used around the parks from shapes to patterns and symmetry.


Maths in Action
• Discover how maths plays a vital role in our lives and society. 
• Learn how to apply mathematical techniques to solve real-world problems.
• Understanding how standard units of maths, length, time, money and other measures are used in everyday life.



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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