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Overview

Maths Feast is a fun educational challenge for Year 10 students which tests problem-solving and teamwork skills. Teams of four students will test their maths skills with our all-you-can-eat feast of problems!

There are several rounds requiring different skills and strategies for success. Each event takes between two and three hours, and awards will be given for good teamwork and for the winning team of each round.

Aims

  • Improve problem-solving skills using recreational maths
  • Improve teamwork and communication skills

Who will benefit from attending?

Maths Feast is open to all Year 10 students who want to improve their mathematical and teamwork skills.

Content

What's on the menu? Well, that would be telling...

We change the format and content of Maths Feast every year to keep the challenge exciting. However, we promise that content will be familiar or accessible to most Year 10s and could include both recreational and more traditional maths problems.

Practice resources and materials from previous Maths Feasts are available here.

Materials and equipment

One of our rounds will be a calculator round, where you definitely will need a calculator! All other rounds will be based on brain power alone!

Other information

There are no heats or finals, so participants can take materials back to their schools and use them to enrich learning in the classroom. You will be able to request electronic copies after the event.

Eligibility

Year 10 students only, organised into groups of four. Each team must be accompanied by a teacher or teaching assistant. Schools entering multiple teams must bring one responsible adult per team; however, in the case of the additional teams, this could be sixth former.

Due to our funding arrangements with the DfE, priority will be given to applications from state-funded schools in England. Applications from independent schools may be put on to a waiting list.
 

FAQs

"Can we bring a Year 9 or Year 11 student?"

This event is for Year 10 students. If this causes an issue, please contact [email protected].

"How many teams can we bring?"

You can apply to bring two teams per school; each team MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult who will mark for another team. For second teams, this adult may be a sixth former.

"How long does the event last?"

2-3 hours.

"What kind of refreshments/lunch will be provided?"

Light refreshment will be provided in a break. Lunch is not provided.

"When will I receive further information?"

Approximately 2 weeks beforehand, your organiser will send you details of travel and local arrangements.

"Will I be able to bring an extra colleague?"

It depends on the venue; if they only have space for the teams and their supervisors, your colleague may need to wait elsewhere.

"One of my students has a disability and will require additional assistance."

Please add this info on the application form and confirm any local arrangements with your organiser when they contact you about 2 weeks beforehand.

"How will I know the answers?"

We will provide a mark scheme.

"Can I bring extra students?"

The team consists of 4 students, please bring exactly 4 students per team.

Participant feedback

The best round was the relay, I enjoyed the pace and structure of it!
Four in a row was fun and fast paced. Had to work together and rely on teammates.
All the rounds were enjoyable and challenging.
All our students very much enjoyed working in teams and the competitive atmosphere.

Key facts

  • Reference:#12290
  • Audience:Students
  • Target year:Year 10
  • Curriculum focus:11-16 Maths
  • Mathematical focus:Problem solving
  • Format:Face-to-face
  • Duration:2 hours
  • Region:South West
  • Venue:The Arena, University of Worcester
    Hylton Road
    Worcester
    Worcestershire
    WR2 5JN
  • Start date:27 Feb 2024
  • Course times:14:00 - 16:00
  • Fee:Free

Queries?

If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Maths Feast team
[email protected]
01225 716492

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