Problem Solving Conference for Teachers and Year 12 Students: Mathematical Modelling



A one day conference for year 12 maths students & their teachers to develop deeper mathematical problem-solving skills.

This event is ideal for students who are thinking of applying to study mathematics, engineering or related university courses.


  • A chance to have a go at two mini-projects led by University mentors
  • A talk on the modelling applications of mathematics by Dr Louise Walker
  • An opportunity for students and teachers to find out more about support for the Extended Project Qualification

Who will benefit from attending?

This day is suitable for any Year 12 student who is interested in trying to use their mathematics to solve real-life problems.

Many Universities are starting to encourage students to do the Extended Project Qualification to show their interest and passion for Maths and their ability to undertake independent study. 

Teachers will benefit by learning about the Extended Project Qualification.


The conference consists of several workshops, some of which will give students the opportunity to solve a variety of mathematical problems. 

Draft programme:               

9.30am: Registration
10am: Talk about Modelling and Problem Solving - Dr Louise Walker
10.45am: Working break! Start First Project working with post-graduate students and mathematicians in small groups
12.30pm: Lunch
1:15pm: Start Second Project
3pm: Presentations
3.45pm: Talk about EPQs and the help that the University can give, evaluations and questions




This event is free for students and teachers from state-funded schools, colleges and academies.

Key Facts

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Target year:

Year 12

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, University admissions tests

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:

Student course

Event length:

1 day


North West


University of Manchester,
M13 9PL


Mon 1st Jul 2019

Course times:

10:00 - 16:00




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

Abigail Bown
[email protected]

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