Saturday, 27 September 2014

Exciting news

Something new and special is brewing in our CREATIVE pot.....

It's happening in South Africa for the first time...  all will be revealed soon

Monday, 14 October 2013

Interview with Paula Slier

Watch the LIVE interview here at 6pm Thursday 19 June - South African Time.
Email questions to

Watch last week's interview with Lily and Joe Born

Watch this super cool interview with James Matthews.  Piano super star and recent guest on the Ellen Show.
Youtube :


The next sleepover is taking place on 17 May.  Forms are coming in very quickly.  Don't be the one that misses out!  More information:

Augmented reality

We have demonstrated a few apps on the ipad and Android devices that make use of Augmented reality.  Why not try some of these for yourself.

Trac labs Atlas Robot
AR Spaceship
Bouncing ball

Solar System AR

Living Maths T-shirts

The Living Maths T-shirts for 2014 will be ready at the end of this week.  We are all very excited!
We will make the T-shirts available from Monday next week.

Membership Cards

The 2014 Membership cards are currently being handed out to all our students.  Please feel free to email us ( a list of all the stores you want us to nag to offer you a  discount when you shop there.  Mr B will be updating the website with the first few stores that have agreed to join us.

Past events
On the 6th of November, Mr S interviewed the famous British Scientist James Piercy.   James is a well-known science communicator all over the world and a couple of years ago he was involved in a tragic accident which affected his brain.  Being the scientist that he is, he now talks about how the brain works, how his accident affected his brain and what he has done to get his brain to perform tasks by “rerouting” and “relearning”.  He is a highly entertaining speaker.  Watch it live on YouTube here: 

On the 7th of November  Mr S introduced a NASA Deputy chief technologist Jim Adams.  Over 12 different countries took part in the Google hangout too.  Photos are on the website and here is the video clip: YouTube:
(The hangout auto - selected a different participant for the first few mins of the presentation so you will hear it and see it in a small window but Jim appears on the full screen from 28:50)

Interview with DJ Elle

Watch it live on YouTube at 6pm 5 March 2014
Click here

Join us at the Cape Town Science Center where we will be interviewing DJ Elle, the teen sensation that is making a name for herself on the EDM scene.  At only 13 years old, this young woman is performing at all the best gigs and she even has her own dance club for teenagers!  You can join us LIVE at the CTSC at 6pm on the 5th of March or join us live on YOU TUBE - the links will be posted about 10 minutes before the event begins.

For more information:
Personal website: -  join her fan club!
Twitter: @djellemorgan (
Instagram: @ellemorgan1 (
YouTube: - features her new music video for Starkidz

Coming up soon…
Living Maths is planning to launch a weather balloon into the outer reaches of our Atmosphere.  We will be recording the event and taking awesome video footage of outer Space.  We are in the planning phase and as soon as the launch date is announced, we will invite some of you to join us for the exciting launch!  We are now much closer to the launch phase – our homework is certainly paying off!


The latest email went out on last week with all our cool weblinks, news and announcements about events.  If you are not on our mailing list then just email us on and I will subscribe you.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Living Maths Mathletics Olympiad 2013

The Living Maths Mathletics Olympiad is now ready!   Schools should have received the link to our dropbox folder with all the papers, past papers, resources, etc.  If you have not received the link, please contact us on

Global Cardboard Challenge Day is on Sat the 5th of October 2013

Photos from today's event will be available online shortly.

Google Hangout with a NASA Astronaut is on Sat the 5th of October 2013

Today we had a live Google Hangout with retired NASA Astronaut Dr Don Thomas.   He spoke about his 4 shuttle missions to space and kids got to ask questions too!  Here is the link:

Living Maths Birthday Bash on Sunday the 6th of October 2013

Living Maths turned 18 this year and we would like to invite you to our party.   R5 entry to the Cape Town Science Center for everyone on our party day!!!!   The festivities will take place from 12pm until 2pm.  We will have a maths show and a science show - there will be spot prizes handed out.  Did we mentioned food galore!!!! Can't wait to see you there!

Also coming soon:

The launch of a weather balloon into space with HD video recordings
The famous 4th term Living Maths Sleepover
A Google Hangout with British Scientist James Piercy
The handover of the Donovan-Cowper Trophy
The handover of the Christina Scott Award
The Big Merit Prizes for  2013 (Laptop, Mindflex, etc)

Friday, 16 August 2013

Cybermail, The Living Maths Olympiad 2013 and Membership Card

The first Cybermail will be coming out on Monday.  It is an email that we fill with awesome website links, competitions, brainteasers, announcements and anything that we think would be interesting to YOU!  The first Cybermail will be jam-packed with Extra goodies for you and there will be a chance to win an MP3 player - just for giving us suggestions on what we should include in our new website.  The Website is in the early stages of a rebuild.  After the hackers destroyed our last site, we have had an opportunity to build a better and more exciting website.  Over the next week it will begin to take shape - we want to hear your ideas and suggestions so that the site will be of use to YOU!

Living Maths Olympiad
We are in the process of setting the 2013 Living Maths Olympiad papers.  Our goal is to have them set and translated before the end of the month and we will make the papers available to ANY school that would like to write the papers.   We normally give schools the month of October to write the papers (this year they will have a large portion of September too!).  

Living Maths Membership Card
By the middle of next week we will add the Membership Card details on our site.  If you show your card at certain businesses in Cape Town, they will offer you a special price purely because you are a VIP and member of Living Maths!  The list of stores will be updated frequently.

This past week has been quite busy with visits to Kronendal and St Georges to do presentations in their assemblies.

St George's Primary

Kronendal Primary

Monday, 5 August 2013

The fire-breathing Dragon has awoken...

After a lengthy break from Blog posts, regular posts will commence from next week.  Our new website should be up and running before Friday and these blog posts will feed into the website.  We have lots of exciting news, special offers and competitions - all will be revealed soon.  So much has happened over the past year and we will try to fill you in by posting a quick summary blog post.  Our website was hacked about a month ago and we have redesigned a new site and we are hopeful that it will go live this week. Watch this space!

Monday, 14 May 2012

Sleepover? More like Stay Awake Over

On Sat 12 May, a rather energetic and crazy bunch of kids arrived for one of our Legendary Sleepovers!  The New Cape Town Science Centre proved to be an awesome venue.  We had cool activities, Movies on the Big screen as well as Xbox360 with Kinect - not to mention the whole science centre to ourselves!!!!  Here are a few photos of the Madness!

Peace One Day

Living Maths arranged a live hook-up with Jeremy Gilley of the Peace One Day Initiative.  This dynamic and passionate activist is a very strong supporter PEACE and is behind the push for a Global Truce on 21 September.  The students from Herzlia High School and LEAP school were invited to speak to Jeremy. It was evident that Jeremy is a mover and a shaker - he is driven  - his desire for world peace is evident through his actions and words.  We will be watching and supporting Jeremy in his future projects.