Yr 10 Enrichment : Game, Set , Magic!



A day of entertainment and engagement, designed to challenge students conceptions about what mathematics is.

The students will see maths applied to quirky corners of life, play with maths in some game-orientated workshops and get a chance to pit their wits against each other in a problem-solving quiz.

The workshops will be led by heroic figures from the world of maths enrichment:

Adam Townsend will reveal the maths behind chocolate fountains

Sinead Vaughan will be inviting students to apply maths to games of trust. Who do you trust and how much is it worth?

Matt Scroggs will be inviting students to apply maths to braiding. What can you braid? What can you knot?

Nikoleta Kalaydzhieva will be inviting students to investigate the game of SET. Can you spot a pattern? Can you do it fast?

Ben Sparks will be inviting students to explore the mathematics of magic. Say no more.


  • To give students experience of maths applied to non-standard areas of life
  • To give students a chance to enjoy the maths they do.
  • To encourage students to study Maths beyond GCSE

Who will benefit from attending?

This day of enriching, and stimulating workshops are aimed at showing battle-weary Year 10s the delights of Maths beyond the GCSE syllabus. So please select students who you think are capable for studying A level Maths, but unsure whether they want to.

Initially places are limited to 12 per school. Please select roughly equal numbers of students of each gender where possible.

Materials and Equipment

Students are encouraged to bring something to write with. That's it.

Lunch will be provided - for staff and students

Frequently Asked Questions

The school does not have any parking spaces - but there is normally easy parking nearby. Please email the event organiser for details

You approach the school on foot from the High Road, directly to the left of the new football stadium. Lilywhite House (where the school is) is clearly marked on the building.

Google maps gives the impression that the school can be accessed from Northumberland Park which is not correct.

Places will be given to State-funded schools first. If these are not all taken, plaecs will be offered to independent schools. If you wish to bring a group from an independent school please complete an application form and check the appopriate box in order to be included on this waiting list.

9.30am : registration.

10am : start of first session

3pm : end of final session.

Key Facts

Event ref:




Target year:

Year 10

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving, Reasoning

Event format:


Event length:

1 day


London and South East


London Academy of Excellence Tottenham,
Lilywhite House,
780 High Road,
N17 0BX


Tue 9th Jul 2019

Course times:

10:00 - 15:00



State-sector subsidy:



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

Angus Grogono
[email protected]

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