Wild Maths is produced by the Millennium Mathematics Project at the University of Cambridge. It is aimed at 7 to 16 year olds exploring maths beyond the classroom, but open to everyone.
Mathematics is a creative subject. It involves spotting patterns, making connections, finding new ways of looking at things and using what you already know in new contexts. Creative mathematicians play around with examples, draw pictures, have the courage to experiment and ask good questions.
Wild Maths provides provides rich and open-ended resources, designed to encourage exploration and discovery, rather than closed problems that come with right-or-wrong answers. We hope that these activities will provide an opportunity to do mathematics the way real mathematicians do, sometimes going off the map, and to hone your creative thinking.
The intention of the attached document is to give parents a range of ideas of how they can do non-formal Maths over the summer with their children to keep their mathematics ‘ticking over’.