The School Show is a video and lesson plan to investigate the maths involved when putting on a school play. There are three areas of focus for the child:
- To help children to decide for themselves what calculations are necessary and what methods to use in performing these calculations
- To help them to decide on the accuracy required, approximating and how to check their results for reasonableness
- To help them to plan their own work, breaking the task down into more manageable stages where necessary.