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 year to allow you to choose the event which best fits your timetable. It is designed so that the event can either be streamed into a classroom where interaction is managed by the teacher or the link to the event can be sent by the teacher to their students so that they can participate in the event if they are studying at home.
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.
We will look at some of the challenges faced with Space travel and their ingenious solutions.
Materials and Equipment
There will be an opportunity for students to carry out a short experiment which will involve them having paper and scissors to cut the paper. (It is possible to tear the paper, but cutting will allow for more accuracy.)
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). 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.
Thu 7th Oct 2021
14:00 - 14:45
This event is free.
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact: