Y12 Problem-Solving Booster
A half-day intensive ‘problem-solving booster’ event to help students improve their conceptual understanding and develop their problem-solving skills for A-Level mathematics. Developing students' problem-solving skills in this way can lead to improved attainment and greater confidence generally in mathematics.
Students will access this event from their school, in groups of 4 - 8 students. Each group needs to be overseen by someone in a position of responsibility within the school. We staingly encourage maths teachers to attend this event if at all possible, due to the opportunities for professional development that it offers.
- To develop students' conceptual thinking using a range of problems from pure mathematics
- To allow students time in small groups to discuss ideas and develop their thinking in collaboration with other students and mentors
Who will benefit from attending?
Y12 students of A-Level Mathematics.
This event will be held online. The draft programme is as follows:
12.30 - 13.00: A plenary session covering some basic but very useful problem-solving techniques
13.05 - 13.20: Small group Dragon Maths competition PART 1 (4-8 students)
13.20 - 14.10: Small group session 1 (4-8 students), with two mentors from University of Chester, covering problems in co-ordinate geometry
14.15 - 15.05: Small group session 2 (4-8 students), with two mentors from University of Chester, covering problems in differentiation.
15.05 - 15.30: Small group Dragon Maths competition PART 2 plus brief plenary.
A level Mathematics
Pure, Problem solving, Reasoning
Thu 29th Apr 2021
12:30 - 15:30
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact: