Developing Sixth Form Problem Solving


This event will be of interest to sixth form students and their teachers who are looking to explore university admissions tests and mathematical problem-solving more deeply. Teachers can attend and will have the opportunity to work on problems with their students.


  • • To provide students with an opportunity to begin to increase their depth of mathematical understanding and so gain confidence in attempting more challenging questions and problems.
  • • To allow students to discuss and try out problem solving strategies, to think about different ways of looking at example problems and how to approach writing solutions.
  • • Maths teachers are encouraged to attend with their students. They will have the opportunity to work on higher-level problems and learn about potential sources of questions/problems to take back to the classroom.

Who will benefit from attending?

This event is ideal for Year 12 students who are thinking of applying to study mathematics, engineering or related university courses, or for students who just enjoy solving mathematical problems.

The event will also be useful for maths teachers who would like to know more about university admissions tests and gain more experience and ideas of how to introduce problem solving within their own classrooms.



Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, University admissions tests

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:

Student course

Event length:

4 hours


East Midlands


The Priory Ruskin Academy,
Rushcliffe Road,
NG31 8ED


Fri 27th Mar 2020

Course times:

09:00 - 13:00

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

Dave Tuhey
[email protected]

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