Update for those requiring our services in the UK
The Magic Mathworks Travelling Circus no longer tours the U.K., but maintains operations in Germany.
In the U.K. we have been proud to be associated over many years with Selwyn van Zeller. He can provide all you require. He operates in his own right with Maths in a Suitcase. This includes many of the same mathematical tasks and activities found in The Magic Mathworks. Indeed, our shared philosophy has been central to the success of both The Magic Mathworks and Maths in a Suitcase. In addition, Selwyn has access to a complete set of Magic Mathworks apparatus (our so-called ‘green’ set). Contact:
Selwyn van Zeller,
Maths in a Suitcase
Tel: 0121 429 9327
Welcome to the Magic Mathworks website
Magic Mathworks is a travelling hands-on maths exhibition for schools, museums
and discovery centres. This touring maths lab demonstrates and explores a multisensory
approach to the learning of mathematics based on the Multiple Embodiment Principle
of Z P Dienes.
To find out more about our work
Follow the Introduction (pop-up window).
Take a Photo tour or a Video tour
Read about Mathworks topics. Investigate Masterclasses.
Following up a Circus visit
The Virtual Circus is devoted to this. We also provide links to corresponding NRICH items and Extension activities. Under Using the Circus you will find activities sorted by type - drawing, measuring, and so on. Heuristics submits our stations to a dozen problem-solving techniques. For a complete inventory of our stations consult the Magic Manual.
The Bestandsliste provides a visual summary for German visitors.
Interested in other hands-on maths projects?
Take a look at our links page
The Magic Mathworks Travelling Circus
by Interactive Design