Online Enrichment Event: Are you Psychic?
These enrichment events are designed to engage your Year 10 students while developing an area of GCSE mathematics beyond the curriculum. They will also inform students about their options for studying mathematics after GCSE. Any mathematics used in the session will be based on that expected at higher tier GCSE.
The events will be repeated at different times through the term to allow you to choose the event which best fits your timetable. It is envisaged that the event will be streamed into a classroom where the session is facilitated by the teacher.
There will be opportunities for interaction during the session.
Who will benefit from attending?
The event is aimed at those Year 10 students who would benefit from studying level 3 mathematics after GCSE, though you may want to consider other students within your school or college.
There are two events planned for the spring and summer terms 2021; in addition to this event, we are running an event called 'Making a Million!'.
'Are you Psychic?' will draw on your students' knowledge of probability, along with their reasoning, problem solving and communication skills, to make decisions based on statistics. The session will develop and deepen their understanding of these skills, which are vital for success at GCSE. It will also provide a context for their classwork and offer suggestions for next steps.
No prior knowledge of hypothesis testing is required as students will supported through the process.
The event will contain a section where your students will work on a task set during the session. Resources and guidance for this will be emailed to the person making the application before the event to allow them to facilitate this task. It will be helpful to us if your students could submit their results to the event for the plenary. This could be via the teacher's computer, or via students' computers, smart phones or tablets. To access the maximum engagement, your students should have access to their own devices, though teachers can input results for the class. At no point in the session will students be asked to share personal information. There will be opportunities for students to engage with the session presenters whether in a classroom or joining remotely.
Your school will be sent a link to the event for which you register. This link may be shared with other teachers within your school and with any students who are unable to attend school.
While it is hoped that your students can be supported by mathematics teachers, we have developed resources to support non-specialists if they are facilitating the event. Additionally, we are aware that you may have students who are not in school and the event has been designed to support these students; they will be able to participate fully in the interactive aspects.
The event will be streamed live as a Zoom webinar.
There will be the opportunity for the results of the task that your students complete to be fed back to the event presenters for the plenary sessions - your students will need access to a computer or smart phone to do this (this could be the teacher's computer in a classroom or a set of tablets with internet access). To access the maximum engagement, your students should have access to their own devices, though teachers can input results for the class. At no point in the session will a student be asked to provide personal information.
All state schools are encouraged to attend.
Students who are unable to attend school can be sent the link for the event by their teacher so that they can join remotely.