Y12 Problem-Solving Booster

Online

Overview

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 around 10 students. Each group needs to be overseen by someone in a position of responsibility within the school. We strongly encourage maths teachers to attend this event if at all possible, due to the opportunities for professional development that it offers.

The event is aimed at students who have NOT yet attended any AMSP (or other) Problem Solving events. It is not aimed at students who are considering preparing for TMUA, MAT, STEP or any other University entrance tests.

Aims

  • 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.

The event is aimed at students who have NOT yet attended any AMSP (or other) Problem Solving events. It is not aimed at students who are considering preparing for TMUA, MAT, STEP or any other University entrance tests.

Content

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 (4-5 students)

13.20 - 14.10: Small group session 1 (around 10 students), with an AMSP mentor, covering problems in co-ordinate geometry

14.15 - 15.05: Small group session 2 (around 10 students),with an AMSP mentor, covering problems in algebra.

15.05 - 15.30: Small group Dragon Maths competition PART 2 plus brief plenary.

Key Facts

Event ref:

#8538

Audience:

Students

Target year:

Year 12

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving, Reasoning

Event format:

Enrichment

Event length:

3 hours

Region:

West Midlands

Venue:

Online

Date:

Wed 30th Jun 2021

Course times:

12:30 - 15:30

Fee:

FREE

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Queries?

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

Richard Stakes
[email protected]

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