Andrew Jeffrey - The Mathemagician
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"Hi Andrew Just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful session you did for us at Maths Mates."
Marion Greaves, Maths Mates
"I was in the audience at the OCR Talk Maths Day at the Magic Circle Headquarters last Thursday and thought your presentation was outstanding and very inspirational."
Marion May, Lead Maths Consultant, West Berkshire
"Yet again you gave an INFORMATIVE, ENJOYABLE and INSPIRATIONAL INSET. I have only had positive feedback. Many thanks."
Peter Makower, Westbrook Hey School
"Pupils and staff alike greatly enjoyed Andrew`s visit. Children`s appetite for mathematics was refreshed, as was their self-confidence. A BRILLIANT day which has resulted in much discussion and enthusiasm to explore patterns in numbers."
Jonathan Brough, City of London School for Girls
"A thoroughly enjoyable experience which staff and students alike enjoyed. We set Andrew a real challenge with a range of audiences and the messages we needed students to hear. Andrew really did deliver - thanks."
Steve Roberts, The City School, Sheffield
"Thank you so much for a tour de force on Sunday. Everyone really enjoyed it. Maths is not supposed to be so much fun! It gave our club a real boost and people will think, for a while at least, that Explorers is really worth coming to. It was bound to be something special, but every single child from 5 to 13 (and the adults) were fascinated all the way through. Wish we could have stayed all day and got through all the material. Very much hope you will come back before long."
Jenny Norris, Surrey Explorers G+T Club
"I hope that I was able to impress upon you much I appreciated and enjoyed your OUTSTANDING shows today. I have had the most fantastic day of laughter, inspiration and fun and I loved watching the boys`s reactions and interaction with you. I haven`t had a chance to talk to my colleagues yet but Bella from the Pre-Prep sent the following I hope you have recovered from all the excitement of the Maths workshops this afternoon. What a find that Andrew Jeffrey is - well done you! The Pre-Prep boys loved it, and it was particularly great to see my new Polish boy laughing and sharing the excitement despite not speaking English. The power of magic maths!"
Lesley Welch, Aldwickbury Prep School
"Dear Andrew What a way to end the day! As they left, the students were bubbling with excitement. Not only did they enjoy the magic, they also went away appreciating a little more of the power of mathematics. Thank you for a great finale."
Radka Newby, The Training Partnership
"Thank you for a truly inspiring day"
Ann Ubsdell, Highbury Fields School, Islington
"Many thanks again for the maths magic show you did for us in June. The feedback from students was excellent."
Dr Paul Hayton, Matthew Arnold Secondary School, Oxford
"All the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the `magic` and found that maths can be fun, interesting and exciting. All the pupils have been raving about the tricks and the presenter`s exuberant personality. A fantastic show enjoyed by all."
Gayle Long, Deputy Head, Attleborough Junior School
"It was a pleasure to see you last Friday and I wanted to write to say how much I appreciated your work with the children. It was exactly what I had hoped for - stimulating, exciting, attention-grabbing and challenging. I believe it will have done some of our children a world of good in reminding them that Maths can be all of those things."
Simon Hitchings, St Aubyns School, Rottingdean
"Thank you - on the evaluation forms you were considered the best INSET speaker of the whole day"
Lisa Degnen, Middlesbrough Secondary Schools INSET day
"It was fun, fantastic, amazing, humorous and very clever." "I feel more confident." "Now maths is fun." "I now know my 7 times table." "Please come again soon!!"
The Pupils of Alleyn Court School, Southend
"Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish, causing much discussion and enthusiasm for days afterwards. A lot of exciting, challenging and stimulating maths was performed and executed in all sessions which grabbed the boys` attention throughout. Thank you so much for coming to present it to us!
Carina Doré, Lyndhurst House Prep School, Hampstead, London
"I would definitely recommend a Magic of maths show. What a way to grab children`s attention and show them that maths is fun and addictive and magical!"
Val Phillips, Garrett Hall Primary School, Wigan
"Dear Andrew, I am writing to thank you for a most inspiring day’s course. I enjoyed the fact that it was very much a ‘hands-on experience.’ It gave me lots of ideas to try with my students for which I am sure they will be eternally grateful to you for!"
Adrian Lowe-Wheeler, St Cedd’s School, Norfolk
"Excellent interaction with children. The children and staff are still talking about the show several weeks later, as are the staff. Highly recommended."
Carol Donnelly, Staines Pre-prep school
"Excellent. The children are still talking about the show several weeks later, as are the staff. Highly recommended."
Carol Donnelly, Staines Pre-Prep school
"Andrew was very inspiring and encouraged me to perceive mathematics from a new perspective"
Delegate at BEAM conference, London
"You aim to be the no.1 maths performer in the UK and we feel that you are! Yet again fab shows pitched to the age of the pupils and the Year 7 Gifted and Talented Workshop was really good. We can`t wait to have you back."
Jo Dicker, Hugh Sexey Middle School
"Thanks again for a fantastic few days, the kids really enjoyed themselves and a lot of the teachers raved about your show. A real success."
Pete Fleeman, Ernest Bevin School, Tooting
"One of the country’s leading maths education speakers."
Peter Makower, IAPS Area I Secretary
"Andrew Jeffrey came to our school recently and EVERYONE was hooked - kids, staff and parents. There were one or two people determined NOT to enjoy it but they just couldn`t help themselves!!! A fantastic day and everyone agreed it was money very well spent."
Head Teacher, Infant & Nursery School, London
"The pupils are still talking about the shows, and think that I know how you did the tricks! You have been a real inspiration to them as well as to many of the staff and have also helped me to promote the department within the school and among the parents. Thank you again."
Judi Wolstenholme, Daneshill Prep School
"The show was magnificent. The positive feedback came from all angles - children, TAs and Teachers!!!"
Michelle Graham, Davigdor Infants School, Brighton
"Your show was great because it made it OK to love Maths - it`s not geeky, it`s magic! You made us all laugh - it was great entertainment. Best of luck with focusing your career on the magic of maths, and thanks for making my daughter so happy."
Michelle Howes, Parent at NAGC Meeting
"Thank you so much for your help - L has never had an A grade for a scholarship maths paper before - we don`t think she would have done this without your input. Many thanks again and best of luck with the Maths `business`."
Parent of Year 8 girl
"Thanks again for a fabulous day on Tuesday; I hope you can be tempted back next year! I have written to the CHASE hospice with a cheque for £37 so thanks for that too."
Jenny Davy, London SW and Surrey Further Maths Centre Manager
"Just a quick note to say thank you for such a fantastic day! The children were raving about it on the way out to their parents and the buses. The parents evening tonight went really well and I had well over a dozen parents comment about how their children had been inspired by you."
Phill Allman, Margaret Beaufort Middle School, Bedford
"Students made the link between maths and patterns; your show broke down barriers to thinking, and was a confidence builder."
Paul Wilkinson, Head of Maths, Tottington High School, Spceialist Maths and Computing College
"All staff went away with material and understanding they could use in their teaching." (INSET afternoon)
Janine Blinko, Purfleet Primary School
"That was the best training day I have attended in over 16 years - thank you."
TA, Maths Conference, Bath.
"The Magic of Maths Show was fantastic from start to finish. Easy and enjoyable for staff and very rewarding for every pupil who watched or participated."
Jane Ashfold, Feltonfleeet Prep School
"Hi Andrew, I just wanted to say thank you again for your wonderful performances during your week in Dublin. I hope that you really enjoyed your Young Scientist experience."
Peter Broad, Organiser, BT Young Scientist Exhibition, Dublin
"A fabulous input into our maths week. Andrew shared his positive attitude to maths with the children. A fabulous magic show using the puppets!"
Marion Linnott, St Peter`s Infants School, Hove
"Andrew had students and staff in the palm of his hand. His tricks had a `wow factor` as did his messages about maths and how to approach he subject positively. Our maths lessons have certainly improved as a direct result of his visit. What more could we ask?! Thank you Andrew (and of course, Maths Monkey!)"
Matin Neill, Head of Maths, Moira House School, Eastbourne
"I forgot to hand you the feedback sheet for Andrew but I just wanted to say thank you for organising his visit. It was the best inset I think I have ever had, very hands on, entertaining and informative!"
Primary Teacher, St George`s British International School, Rome
"Andrew Jeffrey started our Maths Week with a mesmerising show that astounded all our children (also the reluctant ones). They were in awe of his mathematical message and magic. He has made a lasting impression on our children and they make links to what they have learned from him to what they are doing in class. He is just an all-round nice guy."
Basil Kupersamy, Elson Junior School, Gosport
"The Ros Wilson of Maths."
Anon, British School, Rome
"Andrew was supremely helpful and tailored the day to suit the students and the outcomes I asked for. An excellent day.
Barbara Clarke, New Rickstones Academy
"Thank you so so much for Friday...all the teachers and boys thoroughly enjoyed it and I have had fantastic feedback! Thank you so so much again for all your hard work...there is a lot of magic happening around our school with your books"
Paige Davidson, Eaton House Pre-Prep
"The whole day was a complete success. The head was very impressed with everything so I get some brownie points too. Your Maths Day In A Box was an invaluable resource. I was very impressed and it was worth every penny. It took all the hard work out of planning the day and I would recommend it to anyone. Please feel free to give my name as a reference."
Amanda Gray, Richmond Avenue Primary School, Southend
"Andrew performed 4 shows for our pupils who ranged from Reception to Year 7. Every session was engaging and fun, and Andrew`s enthusiasm and love of maths shone through. The pupils haven`t stopped talking about his shows since."
Charlie Lee, Copthorne Prep School
"Hi Andrew, I just wanted to thank you again for yesterday! The children and staff loved it and you have inspired Waterside to become even better at Maths!!"
Joanna Moore, Deputy Head, Chesham Combined School
"Fab session which whizzed past (even on a v. hot Monday afternoon just before half term!). Loads of ideas which I can`t wait to use."
Becky Dawkins, Y5 teacher, Binfield Primary School
"Fantastic INSET! Very informative, engaging and helpful"
Kate Webster, Y6 teacher, Ashburnham School, London
"This is the second time I have had the pleasure of meeting Andrew. He astounds me every time."
Lisa Wheatley, Binfield Primary School
"Mtr Jeffrey has a fresh perspective on teaching. He`s shown us a whole picture of possibilities and his enthusiasm is contagious."
Marcia Nicolas, Liverpool College
"Excellent INSET. One of the most enjoyable, useful and memorable. Thank you. Also not threatening for less confident mathematicians."
Sue Nelson, Liverpool College
"Today I enjoyed a maths lesson for the first time in 38 years."
Emma Chamberlain, Holly Spring Infant and Nursery School School
"A very enjoyable day, jam-packed with simple, fun and non-threatening mathematical activities which can be effectively used across the primary age-range."
D Kerr, Holly Spring Infant and Nursery School School
"As you will have seen from the evaluations, we loved your day! The staff were buzzing today and I as I went around the school this morning, there was dice being rolled, tiles being arranged, even marigolds being worn! Truly a great accolade to the day and your messages!"
Mandy Williams, Headteacher, Downview Primary, West Sussex
"A very inspirational inset, thank you. Some super, creative ideas - many simple, yet effective!"
Nicki, Y1 teacher, St Andrew`s, Pangbourne
"Andrew`s talk was the highlight of the maths department in 2011"
Norah Hennessey, Cavan Institute of Technology
"This is a belated email to say thank you so much for your wonderful shows last week. The feedback from the children and the staff was very positive indeed. We`ve had some lovely emails from parents too about the whole week and about how their children have gone `maths crazy` at home! "
Sue Smith, Holmbush Primary School
"Hey there just wanted to thank you very much for the inset. All staff were very enthusiastic and have started teaching, brilliant stuff."
Christine Heffernan, Dersingham Infants School, London
""Hi Andrew, I just wanted to say thank you so very much for launching our maths week so brilliantly - you very fantastic! The children were so excited and amused and amazed! Thank you as well for sending out so many positive messages about maths. When I asked the children in assembly on Friday what `easy` and `hard` meant I don`t think I`ve ever seen so many hands up in assembly before."
Liz Hills, Deputy Head, St Mary`s Catholic Primary School, Crowborough
"Thank you so much for a wonderful `magic maths` day yesterday. We all thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and Monkey and Eric!! I`ve heard many children and staff enthusing about your exciting shows and how you made maths fun. It has definately been the highlight of maths week! The children were still attempting to play the playground game today, although we had to look at the rules again! Thank you for leaving the hall so immaculate too!"
T. Bramley, Headington Prep, Oxford
"Dear Andrew Thanks for coming to Hazelwood this week. I have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from colleagues. I feel that we have garnered a host of interesting ideas and investigations to put to work in the classroom."
Hugh Sergeant, Hazelwood Prep School, Kent
"You could not fail to be mesmerised by the magic or delighted by the ease with which Andrew makes numbers make sense. The whole show was truly entertaining and subtly instructive in the power and patterns of number. Every child left the theatre with a smile on their face. For these children a Maths Week never to be forgotten!"
Wendy Pickerill, Vinehall School East Sussex
"Many magiciaisn do not reveal their secrets. However, everyone should know about the Magic of Maths!"
Kim Sheik, Pound Hill Junior school, Crawley
"Dear Andrew, HUGE thanks for a really wonderful visit to Daneshill. Children, staff and parents were absolutely thrilled. We will definitely get a date in the diary for next year!"
Rebecca Swyer, Daneshill School, Hants.
"Dear Andrew, Many thanks for a superb day yesterday - it was one of the best courses I`ve ever been on. As a deputy head, I`ve observed many, many lessons, and I have to say, I though you were inspirational."
Dan Peters, Head of Maths, Kings Hawford School
"An excellent training sssion - interactive, hands-on participation which brought the theory alive."
Meg Verrall, Head of Pre-Prep, St Andrew`s, Pangbourne
"Thank you again for everything, the feedback from the schools and year 8 pupils has been tremendous. We have all learnt a lot in a short space of time."
Janice Clarke, Belfast Model Girls School
"Hi Andrew I was at your workshop at Stirling Uni on Saturday and enjoyed it very much. It gave me some great ideas to take into the classroom and was very entertaining too, essential when you`re doing `work` on a Saturday!"
Andy Creighton, Cedars School of Excellence, Greenock, Scotland
"Dear Andrew, Just a note to say thank you very much for your input yesterday. I know that I and many others found your input on assessment useful and your magic tricks were as entertaining as ever."
Paul Shouksmith, INSET training coordinator, St Andrews Eastbourne
"Dear Andrew, Just a quick note to thank you for a lovely masterclass on Saturday. I know it was appreciated by pupils and staff!"
Amy Hooker, Royal Institution, London
"Andrew`s show appealed to all age-groups from 4 year-olds to 11 year-olds.Pupils hung on every word and loved the shows. He had their undivided attention for 100% of the time!"
Clare Levere, Hilden Oaks School, Tonbridge
"R. has already told me 4 times on the way home that this was his best day ever at school!"
Year 5 parent, Hoddern Junior School
"The children couldn`t believe an hour had gone by. They were filled with enthusiasm and were still talking about the Mathemagician the next day."
Carol Bloomfield, Walker Primary School, Southgate
"Andrwe, many thanks for such an entertaining and informative workshop and keynote speech. The evaluation forms said it all!"
Steph Lindley, Northumberland County Council
"Just a quick line to say thankyou very much indeed for your day with us. I think the students were really engaged in it and there were really positive comments from students and staff, and from the adults with the chinese visitors ! Thankyou again" Assistant Headteacher National Challenge Interventions / Extended Services Swan Valley Community Schoo
Paul Hodson, Swan Valley Community School
"Andrew, Thank you so much for Sunday! You made it worthwhile for us to stay and eat together and we want you to know just how much we appreciate you giving up time for us. As ever we were both entertained and given food for thought."
Geoff Green, Downs Baptist Church
"A fabulous show that focussed on the mathematical areas of weakness our school possessed in an entertaining and inspirational way! Thank you."
Howard Auckland, Albrighton Primary School
"Andrew - just to say an enormous `THANK YOU` for your wonderful wedding magic at Buxted Park. Crowd control is always difficult but you managed the room so well and lots of people have talked about it since...how did their cards match? How did the ring get on the hook? All brilliant! R+J had a great start to their married life. Thank you for helping to make that happen."
Alison Aikens, Buxted Park Hotel
"I really had a great time today - and go away with lots to try."
Lucy Hancock, Year 3 teacher, Cottesmore St Mary`s Primary, Hove
"I found this INSET inspiring - it was a real eye-opener."
TA, Cottesmore St Mary`s Primary, Hove
"Lots of practical, useful and useable ideas for back at school. Excellent presentation and interaction from course leader."
Mike Trodd, Cecil Road Primary and Nursery school
"Just a quick line to say thank you very much indeed for your day with us. I think the students were really engaged in it and there were really positive comments from students and staff, and from the adults with the chinese visitors !"
Paul Hodson, Swan Valley Community School
"Thoroughly impressed with the content and presentation. Can`t wait to implement new mindset and ideas."
David Gibbon, Ashdown House School
"Many thanks for Monday... it was fantastic! Lots of positive comments from staff and children!"
Mike Walton, Maths Subject Leader, St Paul`s Primary School, St Leonards,Hastings
"I haven`t enjoyed a course so much in a long time - the time just flew by and, if I had more energy/concentration span I would have liked it to have been longer"!
Lucy Bailey, The King Alfred School
"All eyes were fixed on Andrew, wanting him to perform the next piece of magic. As they did so their thoughts about maths were challenged and they were immersed in the wonders of [mathematical] patterns."
Carl Pattison, Deputy Head, Ethel Wainwright Primary School, Mansfield
"Dear Andrew, A big thank you to you...I know that your presentations were well received by both pupils and teachers alike, and for my part it was great to work with someone who was so adaptable and open to suggestions and change."
Joyce Schorah, Aim Higher, University of Portsmouth
"Dear Andrew, Just a quick note to say I enjoyed your lecture today, you presented some new ideas that can be used immediately in the classroom."
Lorraine Dunn, Leading Maths Teacher, Durham
"I`ve been trying to find sufficient time to make an attempt at thanking you properly for your two talks [to GCSE students] last week. I hope you will take it as a compliment if I say that the first was only excellent but the second was superb...by distinguishing between mathematics and magic, you demonstrated that mathematics was at least as fascinating, challenging and entertaining as magic. It was a great pleasure to meet you and to work with you. I hope that you will allow us to call on you again."
Radka Newby, The Training Partnership
"We had a very successful event today with Andrew Jeffrey. It was attended by almost 300 students and teachers from eight schools in the area. Andrew did a wonderful job and got a great response from the students. It was a great advertisement for Maths and a positive experience for all concerned, so much so that we would be delighted to host similar events in the future."
Gerry Gallagher, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
"Andrew is a great guy and very enthusiastic and generous with his time and he got on very well with all the students, he also knows how to handle a typical bunch of students."
Seamus Bellew, Dundalk Institute Of Technology, Ireland
"The best training day I have EVER been on; thank you!"
Teaching Assistant, Sevenoaks
"Andrew, Many thanks indeed for coming last week. The children really enjoyed it (almost as much as the adults!)"
Ceri Davies, Orley Farm School, Harrow
"Thank you for the superb presentation at The Big Bang. The attendees seemed to really enjoy the show."
Rhys Holdoway, The Big Bang Young Scientists Fair, London
"Thank you very much for the excellent training on Tuesday. I have received many positive comments from staff."
Jane Whittingham, Rowan Prep School
"The children were enthralled and excited about maths, as were the teachers. We all learnt new things! The children and staff loved it. It raised the profile of maths in school and made it fun!"
Becky Sutton, Meadowbrook Primary School
"Sir, you`re MINT."
Katie (Year 8), Cathedral School, Wakefield
"Just a quick note to say, on behalf of the whole school, a massive thanks for your visit. I have enclosed just three letters from the children but hopefully it will give you a flavour of how much they all enjoyed it."
Julie Barnett, Bailey`s Court Primary School, Bradley Stoke
"Dear Mr. Maths Magician, Thank you for coming to visit our school.We learnt a lot and thought that the magic you did was extremely clever. Besides beign a ballet dancer, I would definitely like to be a Maths Magician. Since your visit we are enjoying maths even more and find it easier to understand problem-solving questions. We hope for you to continue visits to other schools so that you can inspire other scho0ls, like ours."
Emily, Year 6 pupil., Primary School near Bristol
"Andrew: Hard to know where to begin; the evaluations of your session were spectacular, almost magical! We had a complex array of mathematics teachers from all round the world for you to entertain. I suspect the Russian contingent from Moscow only understood about half of what you did, but that was enough for them too to give you top marks!"
Douglas Butler, TSM Conference, Oundle
"Thank you very much for bringing your Magic Maths show to Sidley CP School. The children really enjoyed your presentation and certainly are now very enthusiastic about maths and everything you showed them."
Mrs J Reece, Sidley Primary School, Bexhill
"It was a lovely end to Maths Week. ALL of the children were so enthusiastic and the discussion generated from your workshops was fantastic."
"Andrew came to our middle school to deliver sessions for our KS2 pupils, plus a session for the Year 4s from our feeder first schools. We all really enjoyed the shows, the children (and staff) were amazed by the magic and are now more willing about giving Maths a go. It was the perfect mix of audience partipication and the shows were adapted for the different year groups. We can`t wait to have Andrew back again! p.s. the suit was fab!"
Jo Dicker, Hugh Sexey Middle School
"Many thanks for such an enjoyable and inspiring INSET day. The staff and I really enjoyed it and I have already seen a significant increase in the use of ITPs. Not to mention my class are really enjoying the mental starters that I have tried out on them. I am sure we will invite you in again to inspire us further."
Natalie Wood, Maths Coordinator, Tadworth Primary School
"Dear Andrew, Just a quick note to say THANK YOU! The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and so did the staff! It was the perfect start to our maths week. I`m sure we`ll be seeing you again!"
Martin Neill, Moira House, Eastbourne
"What a great performance at our Graduation evening at Reuters, many thanks for entertaining our delegates. Even though I know you, I did not realise just how entertaining, funny and MAGICAL you are."
Gary Elton-Shewan, Managing Director, The Learning Labyrinth
"The greatest praise I can give is that I was deeply moved. You really are a wonderfully natural performer. Your material is superbly strong and beautifully routined. It is a great lecture, one which provides a wealth of wisdom. I could watch it again and again."
"Thank you for the excellent SATIPS Maths course at Newton Prep. I have partly delayed my thanks, as I wanted to try out your suggestion for maths test self-assessement...WOW! Thank you so much Andrew - what a great idea."
"Thank you so much for entertaining our guests at the ceremony last week; it worked really well especially the beginning session when you were doing close up magic. We’re really grateful to you for coming along - I was inspired! Thank you very much."
Poppy O`Shaunassy, National Teaching Awards
"I really enjoyed listening in on your Algebra lesson. You made Algebra fun and easy to understand, which was much more than my teacher did!"
Paul Fletcher, 36 yrs, press photographer
"Just a quick note to thank you for the wonderful performance last week - the children really enjoyed themselves and the staff feedback has been incredibly positive."
Caroline Rogers, Maths Co-ordinator, St Joseph
"Your show at my restaurant provided a truly memorable evening for all concerned, and raised a great deal of money for charity. It speaks volumes about the quality of your magic that all of my regulars keep asking when you`re coming back. Please come back soon!!!"
Matthew Stewart, Restaurant Manager, Godalming
"Brilliant, entertaining, funny and magical. Just a few words to describe your wonderful performance on Sunday at our 50th wedding anniversary. Thank you so much. It was just a perfect end to a perfect day."
William and Valerie Paddock, Brighton
"Thank you very much for another excellent conference at Charterhouse. Looking forward to using some of the new ideas and preparing for our inspection in November!"
Elaine Leighton, St Francis College
"Can I say that all of the day was excellent. The children really appreciated the maths day and I appreciated the effort you went to for holding this event!"
Mark Rodericks, Stanford Junior School
"When I asked if they had any further comments to add if it was done again next year, their faces lit up, and they asked if they could be the ones to do it again - their faces fell when I pointed out they’d be in secondary school by then!"
Maureen Abbott, Maths Co-ordinator, West Hove Juniors
"Thank you for your excellent presentation last Tuesday... It seemed to go really well and I had a number of very favourable comments over tea."
Mark Potter, National IAPS Maths Co-ordinator
"Many thanks, Andrew, for another enjoyable and inspiring INSET. I have had a plenty of favourable comments about both the content and the enthusiasm that you brought to the session. Walking round the classes this morning it was great to see a number of your suggestions being implemented!"
Peter Makower, IAPS Area 1 Secretary