Maths Inspiration: Playing for Real

Newcastle upon Tyne


Maths Inspiration is a national programme of interactive maths lectures for students. These exciting events give these young people a chance to experience the UK's most inspiring maths speakers live in theatres, presenting maths in the context of exciting, real-world applications.

This summer series of lectures, Playing for Real, is a joint venture presented by Maths Inspiration and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme. If you think games are just for fun, then think again! Games contain some of the most important maths you'll ever need in everyday life, from managing money to out-thinking competitors. Our speakers will demonstrate the unlikely usefulness of probability, puzzles and percentages. You'll get the chance to play some games, and you could even win a prize.

All shows have interactive talks, an interval and a lively Q&A session to enjoy. Many of the events feature mathematicians, engineers and statisticians in the hope of opening your students' eyes to a career in STEM.

Who will benefit from attending?

These lectures aim to inspire your Year 9s and 10s with a maths show that will captivate even your unenthusiastic mathematicians.

Other Information

Feedback from teachers about past Maths Inspiration lectures:

  • "Brilliant – perfectly pitched!"
  • "The whole show was brilliant! I got back in time to teach the last lesson of the day and I was really buzzing."
  • "Students really enjoyed the games, and the participation was excellent."
  • "Seeing maths outside the classroom was invaluable!"

Please note that bookings for this event are handled by Maths Inspiration, and the 'Apply' link will take you to their booking form. For more infomation, please vist their website.

Key Facts

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Target year:

Year 9 & 10

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:


Event length:

2 hours


North East


The Northern Stage,
Barras Bridge,
Newcastle upon Tyne,


Tue 21st Jun 2022

Course times:

10:30 - 12:30


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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Maths Inspiration
[email protected]
01483 527712

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