Maths Feast online

Online

Overview

Maths Feast is a fun educational challenge for Year 10 students which tests problem-solving and teamwork skills. 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.

This is an opportunity for schools who can’t attend face-to-face Maths Feasts to run a Maths Feast in their school with their students.

Unlike face-to-face Maths Feasts, although teams should consist of four students, there is no limit to the number of teams that a school can enter. Entering different sized teams to fit with your situation is acceptable.

Schools will be given four days to run this event, so can run the Maths Feast over lunchtimes, after school or within maths lessons.

Looking for a local Maths Feast? Go here.

Aims

  • Improve problem-solving skills using recreational maths
  • Improve teamwork and communication skills

Who will benefit from attending?

Maths Feast is open to all Year 10 students who want to improve their mathematical and teamwork skills.

Content

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

We change the format and content of Maths Feast every year to keep the challenge exciting. However, we promise that content will be familiar or accessible to most Year 10s and could include both recreational and more traditional maths problems.

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

Unlike face-to-face Maths Feasts, although teams should consist of four students, there is no limit to the number of teams that a school can enter.

Schools will be sent the materials electronically the Wednesday before the week of the Maths Feast. Schools will have four days to carry out the competition, with each teams’ results submitted electronically by the Thursday evening.

Submitted work will be marked by the AMSP and participation certificates sent out.

Student reviews for previous servings of Maths Feast:
"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."

Due to COVID-19, the AMSP is delivering events differently. The online Maths Feast uses the same material as the in-person Maths Feats. Your students will not gain additional benefit from attending both face-to-face or online Maths Feasts.

Eligibility

Year 10 students only, organised into groups of four. If the numbers of your group does not allow this, then groups of three or five would also be acceptable, but bear in mind the materials are designed for teams of four.

Due to our funding arrangements with the DfE, priority will be given to applications from state-funded schools in England. Other schools will have their place confirmed in January.
 

Cost

Maths Feasts are free to attend.

For the first 100 state-funded schools in England to apply for the online Maths Feast, the AMSP will provide a bursary to help with printing costs of £2 per team up to a maximum of £20. We will provide full details on how to claim this bursary following your application.

Frequently Asked Questions

This event is for Year 10 students. If this causes an issue, please contact [email protected].

You can enter as many teams as you would like.

There are four rounds. Each round will take around 30 minutes. How you divide this among the four days is up to the individual school.

The resources and teachers pack will be emailed to the school the Wednesday before the event starts.

We will mark the questions for you when you submit the answers electronically. A mark scheme will be provided with the participation certificates.

The Maths Feast materials for 2021 are the same at each event. However, if you wanted to run this event across different weeks for different Year 10 students this would be fine, although you should apply for each week separately.

Key Facts

Event ref:

#7939

Audience:

Students

Target year:

Year 10

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:

Enrichment

Event length:

2 hours

Region:

National

Venue:

Online

Date:

Mon 8th Feb 2021

Fee:

Free

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Queries?

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

Maths Feast team
[email protected]
01225 716492

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