Summer Snack Year 9 enrichment event at Springwood High School

King's Lynn

Overview

Summer Snack is a fun educational challenge for students which tests problem-solving and teamwork skills. It is based on this year’s Maths Feast. 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.

Who will benefit from attending?

Summer Snack is suitable to all higher achieving Year 9 students who want to improve their mathematical and teamwork skills.

Content

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

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

Materials and Equipment

Calculators and equipment such as rulers and protractors are not permitted - this competition is based on your 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.

Student reviews for previous servings of Summer Snack type events:
"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."

 

Eligibility

Eligibility

Year 9 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.

Cost

Free

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

2-3 hours but we will aim to finish by 12:30

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

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

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

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

A mark scheme will be provided.

Key Facts

Event ref:

#5918

Audience:

Students

Target year:

Year 9

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Discrete, Problem solving, Reasoning

Event format:

Enrichment

Event length:

3 hours

Region:

East of England

Venue:

Springwood High School,
Queensway,
King's Lynn,
PE30 4AW

Date:

Fri 5th Jul 2019

Course times:

09:30 - 12:30

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Queries?

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

Ian Clarke
[email protected]
07458051248

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