Advanced GCSE Masterclass: Getting to know Polynomials - POSTPONED

Newcastle upon Tyne

Overview

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE POSTPONING THIS EVENT FROM 16th OCTOBER DUE TO THE LEAD TEACHER ISOLATING WITH COVID - A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

This is the first in new a series of masterclasses aimed at students in years 10 and 11 who are aiming for a grade 8 or 9 at GCSE and who are likely to study Maths at A-Level. It is also intended to support students who are studying additional qualifications such as the AQA Level 2 Certificate in Further Maths.

The aim of each session is to look at an area of maths that is as important at both GCSE and A-Level, at a level of depth and challenge that may not always be reached in school maths lessons. Students will benefit from the opportunity to discuss mathematical ideas with students from other shcools who are working at a similar level. They will also be strongly encouraged to begin using dynamic graphical technology to help with their understanding of the subject.

In this first session the focus will be on polynomials. We will discuss why polynomials are so important in maths, what is and what isn't a polynomial, see various ways of representing them and move into tackling some challenging problems in which polynomials are involved.

Aims

  • Get a deeper understanding of the importance of polynomials in maths.
  • Work alongside students from other schools who are working at a similar level.
  • Experience some of the benefits of using graphical and other technology to enhance your understanding of maths.
  • Tackle challenging mathematical problems.

Who will benefit from attending?

Students in years 10 and 11 who are aiming for a grade 8 or 9 in GCSE Maths.

Students who are studying (or hope to study) additional qualifications such as the Level 2 Certificate of Further Maths.

Materials and Equipment

Please bring your own pens, pencils and paper.

Key Facts

Event ref:

#8752

Audience:

Students

Target year:

Year 10 & 11

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths, A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Pure, Problem solving, Use of technology, Reasoning

Event format:

Student course

Event length:

2.5 hours

Region:

North East

Venue:

Westfield School,
Oakfield Road,
Gosforth,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE3 4HS

Date:

Sat 16th Oct 2021

Course times:

09:30 - 12:00

State-sector subsidy:

NTY

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Queries?

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

Michael Gibson
[email protected]
07394402519

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