Mathematical Mayhem at the Palace

About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: Maths, History | Topics: Tudors | Session Type: Classroom-based

Meet a member of the Tudor household and solve a real life Tudor maths problem!

Led by a costumed presenter, children are taken through the Tudor route at Hampton Court finding out about the daily lives of both servants and nobility in the Tudor household of King Henry VIII whilst solving maths problems along the way.

Pitched at a mixed ability level, children will have the opportunity to extend their maths skills further through group work and individual challenges.

Learning Objectives
Children will:

  • Develop skills of historical enquiry using the Palace as source material.
  • Apply known maths skills to solve a historical maths problem.
  • Understand the importance of Maths in everyday life and that it was also used in the past.

National Curriculum Links
This session supports:


  • Understanding the methods of historical enquiry, how evidence is used to make historical claims.
  • Discovering a theme in British history that extends chronological knowledge beyond 1066.


  • Number (the four operations).
  • Measurement.
  • Solving Maths problems

Booking information

10.30, 11.45, 13.15
One hour
Up to 35 pupils
£95 plus admission

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