Problem solving and mathematical writing



This joint student-teacher event is an opportunity to develop mathematical writing and problem-solving skills for A level and beyond. There is also an additional focus on univeristy admission tests for STEM degrees. 

There will be activites to do throughout the event. Students and teachers are encouraged to try the problems together in your classrooms. 


  • To develop problem-solving skills for maths and further maths A level
  • To provide information about STEM courses at university
  • To develop mathematical writing skills

Who will benefit from attending?

A level maths and further maths students considering STEM courses at university.

A level maths students and teachers who want to develop mathematical writing skills.

A level maths students and teachers who want to develop problem-solving skills.


1415 Webinar opens

1430 Welcome and introduction

1435 Thinking about university

1500 Writing like a mathematician

1525 Solving problems

1555 Conclusion

Materials and Equipment

Students should be prepared to solve maths problems and so will need pens, pencils and paper. No calculators required!

We are planning to use Itempool in order that students can engage anonymously with questions in the session on Thinking about University. A smartphone is ideal for this but if you don't have one it is not a barrier to benefitting from the session.

Other Information

The event will comprise three presentations, with activities for students to do with their teachers. There will be a Q&A function to allow students and teachers to ask questions, which may then be referenced by the presenters. 

The event be delivered using a Zoom webinar. Teachers should sign up to the event on behalf of their students. Teachers can then show the event live in school or share the webinar link with their students as required. Zoom details will be sent to registered teachers closer to the event. 

Key Facts

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Target year:

Year 12

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics, University admissions tests

Mathematical focus:

Pure, Problem solving, Reasoning

Event format:


Event length:

1.5 hours




Online Zoom Webinar


Thu 24th Jun 2021

Course times:

14:30 - 16:00

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

Phil Marshall
[email protected]
07340 280388

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