Arts-Based Learning

“We’re stuck!” Creating an interactive theatrical mathematical adventure

Putting students in the frame of mind to overcome the challenges that come with learning maths can go a long way in getting them to stick with it. Alexandra Fitzsimmons and Sarah Punshon explain their innovative approach to getting students primed for maths success.

Two years ago, Sarah, a theatre maker, and Alexandra, the founder of Maths on Toast set out to help students overcome anxieties about maths. The result is a theatrical adventure called We’re Stuck! A 70-minute interactive show in which students struggle with maths problems to save the world from killer robots. They share the highlights of the production and the innovative aspects of its development.

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