Hertfordshire Year 10 Enrichment Day



A day of mathematical activities with the opportunity for students to meet enthusiasts of their own age and older.

The emphasis of the day will be that mathematics can be both fun and challenging.


  • To provide students with presentations and activities that stimulate mathematical thinking
  • To allow students to work with mathematicians from other schools.

Who will benefit from attending?

We hope that you will be able to bring a group of up to 16 students from year 10 who would benefit from the challenge of this event.


In the morning the students will be split in to two groups and everybody will engage in two sixty-minute interactive maths workshops. There will be a final speaker in the afternoon.

09.00 Arrival, registration and initial tasks

09.25 Welcome and Introduction – Val Pritchard / Ben Sparks

09.45 How many ways? – Val Pritchard

10:15 Workshop 1

11.15 Break

11:30 Workshop 2

12:30 Lunch break (including competition deadline at 13:00)

          Please bring a packed lunch.  (Buffet lunch provided for staff.)

13:15 Follow-up to the competitions

13:40 Creation of Number – Ben Sparks

14:40 Summing up and prizes

14:50 Close


Ben Sparks: Magical Maths

Val Pritchard: Practical task (teams will be mixed from different schools)

Materials and Equipment

For the team practical, students will need to have a pencil, ruler and scientific Casio calculator.

Other Information

Students should bring their own packed lunch and drinks. Buffet lunch provided for teachers and presenters.

Arrangements for parking will be necessary. Please indicate requirements on the google form and be prepared to email a registration number plate a few days before the event when requested.

Applicants will receive an email to indicate that sufficient places are available. An email will be sent to the senior teacher so that they can confirm that cover has been arranged and places can then be formally allocated.


Students from state funded schools. 

Key Facts

Event ref:




Target year:

Year 10

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Event format:


Event length:

5.5 hours


East of England


Lindop Building,
University of Hertfordshire,
College Lane,
AL10 9AB


Wed 17th Jul 2019

Course times:

09:00 - 14:45




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

Val Pritchard
[email protected]
01707 284253

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