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These activities are free of charge.
Teachers may make puzzles from this collection available to students in their schools for use on screen or after printing out.
Parents and pupils may access these puzzles directly at home, and should first read the Notes for Guidance.
Answers to the puzzles are provided, and there is a feedback form so you can get in touch with us.
The FunMaths Roadshow will continue to be on sale during the COVID-19 crisis by download only (no CDs). Payment is by bank transfer only but may be deferred until the situation returns to normal. If you want this option, please make a comment in the Comments section when ordering and your order will be authorised on receipt enabling you to download the files immediately. You may not be able to use the Roadshow in the usual way as described below, but you are free to make puzzles from the collection available to students in your school for use on the screen or after printing out. You can adapt the puzzles as necessary but should include the FMR logo and either the copyright notice which appears at the bottom of every page or the statement
This activity is based on a FunMaths Roadshow puzzle published by Liverpool Mathematical Society, from whom permission has been obtained to use it. http://www.livmathssoc.org.uk/cgi-bin/sews.py?FunMathsRoadshow
There is no charge or time limit for using puzzles in this way.
The FunMaths Roadshow V6 consists of fourteen 'boxes'. Each box contains 25 mathematical activities displayed on coloured laminated A3 card, with associated equipment. Welsh versions of Boxes -1 to 8 are available and some other languages are available in an earlier version (V4).
Much of the equipment required is supplied in the form of templates, but some items need purchasing or making; advice on this is contained in the template files which are included in the downloads.
Group sizes up to 60 students are appropriate. The puzzles are laid out on tables in a hall or other large space.
Children move around the room tackling the puzzles in any order they choose. Each pupil has a customised response sheet to be initialled by a helper when each activity is successfully completed. Helpers could be staff or older pupils from the school. In a typical session of 60 - 75 minutes, with pupils working singly or in pairs, most pupils will complete well over a dozen activities.
Certainly enjoyment and challenge are the most appropriate epithets to characterise the Roadshow as a whole. Experience has shown that everyone succeeds, including children with special needs.
Printed certificates are awarded to all students.
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and information on requesting a visit can be found at
To order a download and to check on availability and prices, go here:
When ordering the FunMaths Roadshow, the download link will normally only be sent once payment is received (during the Coronavirus crisis, the link will be sent on request and payment can be deferred). If you have not received the download link after one week, please check your Junk Items folder. Our emails seem to end up there occasionally.
If you have any queries concerning Roadshow orders, please email mailto:email@example.com
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This page was last updated on 19 October 2020.
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