'Real life maths...' is a collection of images and videos we've found on the web to get KS2, KS3 and KS4 pupils (Elementary and lower High School students) thinking about the maths around them. It was heavily inspired by this video by Dan Meyer (in fact, several of these videos were originally posted by users of his 101 questions website), this book by Hywel Roberts and the work that Mathalicious do. If you enjoy the idea of hooking your pupils into investigational maths using real life examples and curiosities, get involved...

We've done our best to acknowledge the various creators of the embedded videos and images. If your school filter doesn't allow the viewing of YouTube videos, this should help. Use the resource as a question generation tool or as inspiration for maths investigations. Some questions are easy to answer - others will need a bit more investigating. Encourage your class to leave questions / comments on the posts. And if you or they have an idea for a new 'Real life maths...' post, drop us a line using our contact form or on Twitter (@SparkyTeaching) - photos / videos will be gratefully received!

If you're looking for lively maths ideas, you'll love our Game Show Maths resource too!