FAQs - Online Shows

What time are the shows?
Each show will run from 1:30 to 3pm. There will be some pre-show puzzles and shout-outs starting at 1:15pm.

Is it interactive?
Yes! The show is live, and viewers will be able to submit entries to quiz questions, puzzles, surveys and send questions for the presenters.

What if we can’t all watch it live?
The show will be recorded, and will be available on a private Youtube link for one week after the show.  The link will only be available for schools who have booked.  (But do watch it live if you can, to make the most of the interactive element - and in some shows, the chance to win prizes!).

Is the content relevant to the curriculum?
Yes. But this is not a lesson - it’s a chance to remind your students about how the maths they have been studying links to the real world, and to topics that they care about.

Is this suitable for watching in classrooms or at home?
Both. When we did our pilot show in July, we knew that most of our audience was watching from home.  This time we expect most of the audience will be in classrooms, so we will change the pacing slightly to give teachers a chance to talk briefly to classes.  It will still be fine to watch individually at home. However, we don’t recommend watching this in (say) a school hall.  It needs the intimacy of a classroom.

Who is the show suitable for?
Three of our shows (including the ‘USA show’) will be pitched at GCSE level – any student with potential to get grade 5 or above should find the content accessible.  The other three shows will be pitched at Year 12 level and will be relevant to all your A Level, AS Level and Core Maths students. Your stronger Year 11s and even some Year 10s will also enjoy the ‘sixth form’ shows. 

What technology will we need to watch it?
We will be broadcasting live on YouTube.  You need to make sure in advance that the link is not blocked by your school’s IT department.  If you are watching in class, your students should also (ideally) be allowed use of their phones in order to sign into a browser, so that they can submit entries and quiz answers individually.