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Maths LIVE! Student Event at Disneyland® Paris

Show your students maths in action at our Maths LIVE! Conference. Learners get the opportunity to come face to face with speakers who are specialists in their field at our Maths LIVE! conference - all whilst enjoying the magic of Disneyland® Paris!

Event dates: 

Monday 6th March 2023 - request a quote

Our expert speakers are selected to meet the learning objectives of the Maths curriculum and students can put their own questions to our experts during a Q&A session. As part of this immersive maths event students take part in park challenges covering the fundamentals of maths in a practical and fun way. 

Meeting your learning objectives - Maths LIVE! is designed to meet course aims by encouraging students to develop confidence in mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in the world around them. Learn more about our full range of LIVE! events here.

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning flight from Ireland Guided sightseeing tour of Paris Check in to your accommodation
2 Attend the Maths LIVE! Conference Time in Disneyland® Paris Parks Free time in Disney Village
3 Time in Disneyland® Paris Parks Return flight to Ireland
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Morning Morning flight from Ireland
Afternoon Guided sightseeing tour of Paris
Evening Check in to your accommodation
Morning Attend the Maths LIVE! Conference
Afternoon Time in Disneyland® Paris Parks
Evening Free time in Disney Village
Morning Time in Disneyland® Paris Parks
Afternoon Return flight to Ireland
Evening

Event overview

Expert speaker presentations - through real life experiences our speakers will give students the chance to hear how mathematics can be used to develop models of real situations and learn that they can be more or less effective depending on the assumptions that have been made.

Q&A session - interactive question and answer sessions will develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. 

Team park challenges - enable students to select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems and interpret mathematical information to reach conclusions within a unique learning environment.

The Events Team in Disneyland® Paris will provide support throughout your stay, they’ll: 

  • Meet you on arrival & assist with hotel check-in 
  • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the event 
  • Host a teacher meet & greet with coffee & pastries
  • Register your students at the conference & take questions 
  • Assist with check-out & departure

Accommodation

Places to stay


Event details & speakers at LIVE! events

Bobby Seagull

Bobby Seagull is a television personality (University Challenge and the Monkman and Seagull Genius Guides), author (The Life-Changing Magic if Numbers) and vocal advocate of the importance of maths and numeracy. He teaches maths at his local school in east London. 

Dr Josie Peters

With her qualifications in astrophysics and passion for communicating science, Josie Peters is a clear and direct scientific advisor.

In 2014 Josie began communicating science by co-presenting on The Jodcast. Since then, she has co-hosted on Recycled Electrons (with Sky at Night presenter Prof. Chris Lintott) and A Piece of String. 

She has also given numerous public talks and produced and presented videos on Astrophysics and Maths related topics and runs a popular TikTok Channel explaining big topics in Astrophysics.

Dr Matt Pritchard

Dr Matt Pritchard is a maths and science magician. As a Curator of Wonder, his amazing performances both inspire and inform.

Previously Matt conducted atomic physics research at Durham University before working at Thinktank Science Museum. In addition to this experience, he has 22 years working as a professional magician and is an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle - one of only 300 people in the world to hold this distinction. 

Matt is a TEDx speaker, Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, runner up in the 'Illusion of the Year Contest' 2020, and an inadvertent TikTok sensation.

Q&A Session

Our lively and interactive question and answer session gives the students control to ask the questions they want answers to.  All the speakers take to the stage to answer questions to provide different perspectives and to offer invaluable career advice from their own experience.

LIVE! Events Team

Our LIVE! Events Team provide expert on-site support throughout your stay to make your trip as easy and memorable as possible: 

  • Meet you on arrival & assist with hotel check-in 
  • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the event 
  • Host a teacher meet & greet
  • Register your students at the conference & take questions 
  • Assist with check-out & departure

Workbook and Park Challenges

Our complementary workbooks are designed to be used as your group enjoy the Disney® Parks.  The workbooks contain park challenges which encourage students to take a step back and critically appraise the resort from their subject perspective. These park challenges provide opportunity for problem solving, decision making as well as working together so that your students get the maximum from the their time at Disneyland® Paris.


Evening activites

  • Explore the parks: Disneyland® Park & Walt Disney Studios® Park
  • Shopping in the Disney Village® 
  • Disney Illuminations Night Time Show
  • Gaumont Cinema
  • Evening meal experience at Planet Hollywood or Billy Bob’s Country Western Saloon

Study themes & levels

The event is aimed at Leaving Certificate & Key Stage 4 students of Maths and is designed to complement studies within the AQA, OCR, Edexcel syllabus as well as complimenting WJEC and SQA qualifications.

Maths & Theme Parks

  • The role of maths in creating and immersive experience.
  • Understanding how the maths of rollercoasters has an effect on the human body including gravity and weightlessness.
  • Demonstrate how maths is used around the parks from shapes to patterns and symmetry.

Maths in Action

  • Discover how maths plays a vital role in our lives and society. 
  • Learn how to apply mathematical techniques to solve real-world problems.
  • Understanding how standard units of maths, length, time, money and other measures are used in everyday life.

The whole experience perfectly complements classroom learning.


Educational resources

In order to help you prepare for the Maths LIVE! Event, you will receive supplementary information about how each speaker will link to the curriculum as well as a list of desired outcomes. This can be used to follow up with your students when you return.


Transport

We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.

Flight


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
  • You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
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