Here are 3 of my own, in no particular order:
After the gadget task, listening to two children having a hearty (and good-natured) argument well into break time about the relative merits of investing in the glow-in-the-dark marbles as opposed to a remote controlled fridge.
Phoning my own classroom on SKYPE dressed as a secret agent from the MI5, but repeatedly being caught out by confused members of staff who didn’t have a clue what was going on.
Watching a previously timid child convincing the school technician to stop fixing the school’s urgent ICT problems and instead figure out how to download the graffiti font they wanted (needed!) for their task.
And when asked for their memories of The Mathematics Apprenticeship, here are a selection of the children’s responses:
‘I liked the Mathematical Apprenticeship, it’s fun and it gets people working together.’
‘I liked doing the garden project; we had a little puzzle to work out with paving stones but it felt great when we finally worked it out. I thought it was a great experience and we had a few laughs along the way.’
‘Each challenge provided us with the skills and knowledge that we need for the future.’
‘It isn’t like a boring lesson writing answers from a book. It’s more fun, more sophisticated.’
‘I liked the classroom challenge. We designed the classroom layout on a computer, Mr Metcalfe said that it looked very professional. The maths apprenticeship is brilliant – it made me more confident.’
I hope that it gives you and your children great memories too.