Maths School trips to Paris (3 Days)

Your students can examine their surroundings through the eyes of a mathematician on our Maths in Paris trips. Maths study materials are available for KS3 groups & all GCSE & AS/A2 examination specifications.  Study packs & teacher notes included.  A tour director (not a maths specialist) will accompany your group during day two of your tour to assist with navigation around Paris & other practical issues.

All our study trips can be tailored to cover your students specific learning objectives. Please ask to speak to one of our team to discuss your requirements or alternatively Request a quotation. This tour can be taken over 4 days with the addition of Disneyland® Paris on 1 day, for further details click here to visit Maths in Paris with Disneyland - 4 Day trip.

Add a visit to a Christmas Market to your Maths tour & save money if you are travelling in late November or December.   Click here for details

 

Itinerary

 

Day One:  Outward Journey

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  • School pick-up (earliest 06.00 hours) & travel to Dover
  • Cross-Channel ferry to Calais & onward journey to Paris
  • Check-in at accommodation
  • Half-board for two nights
 

 

Eiffel Tower from Montparnasse

 

 

Day Two:  Paris

   
  • Breakfast at accommodation
  • Maths tasks & activities provided for all locations:
  • Morning: Grande Arche
  • Champs Elysées
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Afternoon: Up to three other locations chosen from:
  • Montparnasse Tower or Eiffel Tower
  • Pei's Pyramid at the Louvre
  • Palais Royal or Les Invalides
  • Evening meal
  • Optional day-time or evening activities (e.g. Seine river cruise - see leisure options for other choices)
  • Return to accommodation
 
 

Day Three:  Return Journey

     
  • Depart after breakfast & travel to Calais
  • Optional visit to hypermarket (time permitting)
  • Return Channel crossing
  • Travel & drop-off at school
 
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Themes

 

Maths in Paris

 
 

       Main Themes

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  • Understand mathematical methods & concepts
 
  • Recall & use knowledge of the prescribed course content
 
  • Understand real problems & select the mathematics to solve them
 
  • Analyse problems & produce solutions
 
  • Develop mathematical reasoning
 
 
 
 
 
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Content

 

KS3 & GCSE

      Les Invalides
 
  • Accuracy
  • Algebra
  • Angles, Area, Perimeter & Pythagoras
  • Bearings & Circles
  • Conversion & Scale
  • Co-ordinates
  • Costing
  • Fractions & Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Probability & Proportionality
  • Ratio
  • Speed - Time
  • Standard Form
  • Data Handling, Statistics & Graphs
 
  • Surface Area & Volume
  • Transformations
  • Trigonometry (including 3D)
  • Using & Applying Number
  • History of Maths

 

 

 

Higher GCSE & AS/A2

 
  • Binomial Distribution
  • Kinematics

 

  • Vectors
  • Resolving Forces
  • Projectiles
  • Series

 

 
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Resources

 

Study Materials Relevant to Your GCSE/National Curriculum KS3
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Our study materials are designed by teachers with GCSE examining experience.  When you book with us, you will receive a copy of both our student study packs & teachers' notes, free of charge. You can:

 
  • Use our study materials exclusively
  • Use your own study materials
 
 
  • Use a combination of your own & our materials
 
The Student Packs Include  

The Teacher Pack Additionally Includes

 
  • Tasks, activities & maths problems to provide a focus for each location visited
  • Map & diagrams
  • Supplementary packs with tasks for completion on the journey, at the accommodation or in school before or after the tour
 
  • Guidance on using the student pack
  • Further guidance notes giving a broader context to each visit
  • Answers to maths activities
 
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Leisure Options

 

Leisure Options

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For many teachers (& their students) a visit to Paris is not only a learning opportunity but also a chance to experience the city. Some of the activities below take a relatively short amount of time (up to an hour). Others require a longer period where it would be best to allocate 2 to 3 hours to get the full value. For more information talk to our Tour Administrators for further details & prices (where applicable). 

 

 

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Free Options

 
  • Coach tour: See the sights of Paris including the Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe & Eiffel Tower. The major sights are illuminated at night

 

  • Arc de Triomphe: The Arc offers one of the best views of Paris & is free for under 18s. The Tomb of France's Unknown Soldier is here
  • Notre Dame Cathedral: Visit this great example of French Gothic architecture. You can also take time to explore the Île de la Cité
 

Seine River Cruise

 
 

Budget (approximately £8-£10)

 
  • Seine river cruise: One hour tour with commentary. See the sights including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Musée d'Orsay & Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • Eiffel Tower: Panoramic view including Sacre Coeur, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, La Défense. On a clear day, you can even see Versailles
  • Montparnasse Tower: Photograph or sketch the most iconic view of Paris from the observation deck, with the Eiffel Tower at its heart
 
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Accommodation

 

Accommodation

     Kyriad Torcy
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The accommodation we use regularly is audited following guidelines laid down by the School Travel Forum & incorporated into our Safety Management System.

 

 

3* Kyriad Hotel Paris Torcy

   

This hotel is located to the east of Paris in the town of Torcy. It is 30 minutes from the centre of Paris & 20 minutes from Disneyland Paris,

 
 
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Kyriad Torcy Meeting Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accommodation Factfile

     
  • 85 rooms accommodating between 1 & 4 guests per room. Lift to all floors
  • En-suite facilities
  • Single/twin rooms for staff 
  • Rooms equipped with TV, desk, tea/coffee-making facilities
  • Bar & lounge area
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Disabled access
  • Free WiFi
  • 3 meeting rooms for hire
  • Coach parking
 
         

3* Campanile Hotel Paris Le Blanc Mesnil

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The hotel is located to the north-east of Paris, 25 minutes from the city centre. Disneyland Paris is 40 minutes by coach. A bowling alley & swimming pool are nearby.

 
 
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Campanile LBM Restaurant
 
Campanile LBM Meeting Room
 

Accommodation Factfile

     
  • 126 air-conditioned rooms on nine floors (lift to all floors)
  • Rooms accommodate two to four people
  • En-suite facilities
  • Tea/coffee-making facilities, TV & telephone in all rooms
  • Single/twin rooms for staff
  • Dining room
  • Bar & lounge area
  • Terrace
  • Disabled access
  • 3 meeting rooms for hire
  • Free WiFi
  • Coach parking
 
 
   

European Campus Ste Thérèse Est

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The European Campus Ste Thérèse is a former boarding school set in three hectares of woodland near the town of Ozoir-la-Ferriere, 13 miles to the south-east of Paris. It is 15 minutes away from Disneyland Paris by coach. A security deposit of €250 is payable on arrival & refundable on departure (subject to there being no damage).

 
 
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Accommodation

     
  • Capacity for 203 students & staff in 57 twin, triple or quad rooms. All rooms are on one floor of the building, split into 2 wings
  • Staff in single/twin rooms
  • All rooms are en-suite
  • Rooms for staff include TV, telephone & tea/coffee-making facilities on request
  • 2 dining rooms
  • Computer room fitted with 32 computers (free internet access)
  • Classrooms can be hired for €50 per group
  • 250-seat amphitheatre with TV & DVD
  • Music rehearsal facilities
  • Disabled access
  • Coach parking
 
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Testimonials

 

Rushcliffe School, Nottingham

"The tour was great.  The tour director we had was excellent.  Thank you for all your help with organising the trip to Paris.  Please thank Florence again for us, as she was an excellent guide & wonderful at helping the children with their work." 

 

CTC Kingshurst Academy, Birmingham

"Our tour administrator was very efficient & very quick in response to our many queries.  The coach driver was excellent – very helpful & flexible, ensuring our students got the most out of their trip."

 

JFS, Harrow

"All communication with Galina, in particular, Dominique, was excellent, clear & helpful.  Steve, our driver, was excellent!  We would welcome him joining us on future trips!"

 

Claydon High School, Ipswich

"Excellent correspondence, all information detailed & thorough.  Driver excellent – had a really good knowledge of Paris.  Friendly & flexible."
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