What we do

We are an innovative organisation disrupting mathematics education

The Math Pit

Changing attitudes

By addressing the issue of negative mindsets and low confidence, we inspire students to develop a growth mentality, embrace challenge and aspire to achieve more within mathematics

The Math Pit

Up-Skilling students

Our approach develops all students holistically and prepares them for more advanced mathematical study and employment within an increasingly modern world

The Math Pit

Raising attainment

We equip students with a deeper understanding of the mathematics curriculum and beyond through engagement with high level and contextualised mathematics

How we do it
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Classroom activity

The Math Pit is a collaborative real world mathematical challenge which requires pupils to dig themselves out of a learning pit autonomously. Pupils are put in a challenging, unfamiliar situation in which they must ‘strategise’ to solve a real world mathematical problem – thus getting themselves out of ‘the pit’. Pupils are assigned personal roles: facilitator, recorder, verifier and resource manager

The Math Pit
The Math Pit
The Math Pit

Inter School Competitions

Schools select students to attend and compete in The Math Pit Challenge days, held in universities, and The Math Pit Grand Finale

The Math Pit

Bespoke Mentoring

Winners receive bespoke mentoring by industry professionals and become Math Pit Ambassadors leading enrichment activities and peer tutoring in their own school and locality

Mathematics is essential for everyday life and understanding our world. It is also essential to science, technology and engineering, and the advances in these fields on which our economic future depends. It is therefore fundamentally important to ensure that all pupils have the best possible mathematics education. They need to understand the mathematics they learn so that they can be creative in solving problems, as well as being confident and fluent in developing and using the mathematical skills so valued by the world of industry and higher education.

The Story so far

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