Oxford’s only festival dedicated to family maths fun is back for a second year! The Oxford Maths Festival was started in 2018 as a free event for all ages to explore and enjoy maths. As part of the festival there are a host of activities for ages 3 and up.
Reading and Maths
In the week preceding the festival, Oxfordshire County Library is hosting special Counting and Number themed Rhymetimes (regular slot of Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11.00 – 11.30), and on Saturday 11 May a similarly themed Storytime. Explore maths through the medium of stories.
SATURDAY 11 MAY: Templars Square Shopping Centre (10am – 4pm)
Something for everyone, with a variety of activities, games, and even a show. Suitable for ages 3 and up, there will be balloon shapes, dice games, magic, puzzles, object handling from the History of Science Museum, and even a chance to experience virtual reality to explore dimensions.
SUNDAY 12 MAY: Mathematical Institute (10am – 4pm)
• Learn about the mathematical properties of bubbles • Play a board game with the family • Create a beautiful mathematical object in the craft session • Try the hands-on puzzles. • Take part in a Lego Factory workshop (ages 11-14) • Maths show with Kyle D Evans (ages 8+, booking required). • Something for the teenagers and adults? Matt Parker (maths comedian extraordinaire) is on hand with a talk (ages 16+, booking required). The event is aimed at ages 5+, but an Early Years Area is also available to entertain younger siblings. Some activities will have minimum age limits. Pre-registration recommended.