‘The History of Maths’ is a 60 minute play that looks at the use of different Maths techniques through the ages. We look at real historical events, like the building of the Pyramids and Henry VIII and his wives, and show the children how maths could have been used in a humorous and engaging way that will inspire them and make them realise how important maths is in everyday life. The play is made up of lots of different sketches that will keep the children entertained and also has audience participation to keep them thinking!
We offer 2 versions of the play, one for Key Stage 1 and one for Key Stage 2. In the KS1 version we look at counting, solid and flat shapes, simple problem solving and using addition and subtraction, as well as introducing mathematical vocabulary. In the KS2 version we also cover multiplication and subtraction, simple fractions, communication and reasoning and situational problem solving as well as the use of precise mathematical language and vocabulary.
Teachers are always amazed at how enthusiastic the children are about Maths after watching the show! Consequently there are loads of testimonial and photos on our website at www.hobgoblintheatrecompany.co.uk
Some typical examples would be…
“Loads of numeracy vocabulary reinforced. Well presented and captivated KS2. Historical theme clever and entertaining. Good audience participating. Props/backdrop all good and effectively used. Really entertaining and a super way to kick off Maths Enterprise Week. Thank you very much.” Em Mills – Belmont Primary School
“The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed this play. I particularly enjoyed the link with history and topics which the children are familiar with. The 3 actors were fantastic and the mathematical content/language excellent.” Carolyn Lintorn – St John Fisher Primary School
“Dear Actors, I really loved your play… especially when you made Maths fun… When you were performing I felt like I will do Maths every day, and then I did.” Edwin, Year 3