Measuring – Quantifying the World Around Us

Junior Maths, Programming and Chess Camp for ages 4.5 to 7.5  

12-16 April 2021: Online and Face to Face in South Kensington


The practicality of mathematics is demonstrated wonderfully in the world of measurement. In this camp we will build on the child's natural curiosity, looking at the world around us to understand length, distance, weight and time. To add excitement we will look at the origins and history of measurements to show how mankind’s ability to quantify has grown in sophistication over time. Pupils will also tackle mathematical problems and play games to develop their powers of logic while programming in Junior Scratch will reveal computer based methods of measurement. As ever we will be teaching a chess class each day so pupils can also quantify their progress in this venerable game!

Over five exciting days filled with knowledge, logic and problem solving, camp participants will study:

  • units of measurement discovered and used at different times and in different places on Earth 
  • measuring on land and on water 
  • interesting historical facts about the origin and development of the measurement system 
  • comparing units from differing measurement systems 
  • solving problems (including tasks with different measurement systems) 
  • coding in Junior Scratch 
  • the tactics and strategy of chess

Format and fees for the junior online camp (ages 5 to 7.5):

  • class sizes are small groups of 3 to 5, selected by appropriate age and experience 
  • three 45 minute classes a day with strategic breaks from the screen for children to drink, snack and take fresh air 
  • session times are: 9.00-9.45, 10.10-10.55 and 11.20-12.05 (or 12.40-13.25) 
  • all classes are interactive, using Zoom, with pupils solving problems with the teacher and with each other 
  • fees are £345 for five days, Monday to Friday. It is not possible to join for a shorter period
  • to take part you must have a PC or laptop (Windows or Mac OS) with a camera and mic and a stable internet connection

Format and fees for the junior face to face camp (ages 4.5 to 7.5):

  • small groups of similar age and experience. Pupil to teacher ratio is 4:1  
  • five days from Monday to Friday from either 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm 
  • fees are £420 for all five days. It is not possible to join for a shorter period

Places are limited, please register your interest HERE.