Dear Parents and Students,

This is a quick note to recommend a website that offers students a chance to complete some extra maths each week, building on the work done in the classroom.

The Parallel Universe:

  • is completely free;
  • offers a weekly maths problem sheet, known as a Parallelogram;
  • offers a live online maths circles, where students can learn from some of the best maths educators in the world;
  • offers programmes tailored to each age group, from 10 to 16 years old;
  • awards certificates and diplomas to students who complete Parallelograms and attend Maths Circles.

There is no obligation to get involved, but we think this is a great opportunity for keen maths students to stretch themselves and explore mathematical concepts beyond the classroom. This is also ideal for students who want to go on to study science or engineering.

The Parallel Universe is the brainchild of Dr Simon Singh MBE, whose book about Fermat’s Last Theorem was the first maths book to become a No. 1 bestseller in the UK. He will be delivering many of the maths circles and he has created all of the Parallelograms.

Students or parents can find out more or create a free account by visiting

Yours Sincerely,

Maths Teacher.