Mathematical mayhem

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About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: Maths, History | Topics: Tudors | Session Type: Classroom-based

Led by a costumed presenter, children explore the Great Hall at Hampton Court to find out about the daily lives of both servants and nobility in the Tudor household of King Henry VIII whilst solving maths problems along the way.

Pitched at a mixed ability level, children will have the opportunity to extend their maths skills through group problem solving and individual challenges.

Learning objectives

Children will:

  • Develop skills of historical enquiry using the Palace as source material.
  • Apply known maths skills to solve a historical maths problem.
  • Understand the importance of Maths in everyday life and that it was also used in the past.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:


  • Discovering a theme in British history that extends chronological knowledge beyond 1066.


  • Measurement.
  • Solving Maths problems.

Booking information

10.30, 11.45, 13.15
60 minutes
Up to 35 pupils
£95 plus admission

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