December 21st 2012 marks the end of Mayan Calendar, heralding the appearance of Bolon Yokte Kuh, the Mayan god of War.
However, just in case we’re all still around in 2013, you might want to start planning your activities for National Science Week in early March. We can’t guarantee the appearance of a Mayan War God, but our troupe of scientific entertainers will be happy to appear at your school or event and includes several who can explain why the Mayans got their maths wrong.
Behind every great scientist stands the Queen of Sciences, mathematics, and the SciEnts troupe includes five performers with a specifically maths-oriented show. Rob Eastaway can show you mind-reading tricks based on maths from his numerous books, Colin Wright demonstrates the maths of juggling, and Bubblz the Maths Clown introduces maths to younger audiences. Finally Ian Dunne and David Hall use the power of theatre to tell a story of maths which charms and engages audiences of any age or ability.
Bringing a maths entertainer to your school is an incredibly cost-effective way of enhancing a subject which students sometimes find it difficult to engage with. You do the maths!