Careers in Film Through Maths

Support pupils with their Maths and problem-solving skills using creative n
Support pupils with their Maths and problem-solving skills using creative n


All ages


Medium (5-11 activities)

Maths Made Real: Problem Solve an Assistant Director's Scheduling Crisis

Give your students an exciting film industry experience by working as a Second Assistant Director. This maths activity will creatively draw upon students' numeracy skills, placing their work in a real-world context. They will problem solve their way through a catastrophic scheduling scenario to ensure everyone arrives on time for the shoot.

This resource is aimed for use with pupils aged 7-14 and designed for flexible delivery in a variety of contexts: in subject-specific lessons, specific careers lessons, or during an Into Film Club. 

Download this resource to inspire your pupils and help broaden their understanding of future job roles available to them.  

The short films included in the resource have been licenced by Into Film for educational use only. Please do not share any links, clips, or passwords externally.


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