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AMSP Enrichment Opportunities for 11-16 students 

On 14 December, Ben Sparks will deliver a highly engaging, online session equipping GCSE teachers with ideas, tools and confidence to use and create classroom resources in an imaginative and inspiring way. Places are filling up fast so if you haven’t yet booked a place, visit our website to do so.

This is just one of the many opportunities for teachers of GCSE, and their students, available nationally and locally through the AMSP! The AMSP has a webpage dedicated to events and ideas to inspire your students, at the end of the webpage you will see a bulleted list which includes resources to use in the classroom and a host of ideas, which you can make use of depending on your own context.

As a local AMSP Area Coordinator for Coventry, North Warwickshire and Solihull, I have organised some opportunities listed below. If you are located in or near my area, please get in touch with me to find out more or to register your interest in any of the below opportunities:

  • Maths Feast
    • Competition for groups of four Year 10 students
    • On the morning of Wednesday 8 March at Cardinal Newman School in Coventry (this event is also available in other areas so check with your local AC)
  • Maths and Beyond
    • Enrichment day for Year 10 students at the University of Warwick
    • Tuesday 21 March
    • Ben Sparks will be the keynote speaker and there will be workshops related to Maths, Further Maths and Core Maths. This event is perfect for encouraging students to take post-16 options, so bring all of your suitable candidates who may be ‘on the fence’!
  • In particular if you are in the Coventry area, I may be able to arrange to come into your school to speak to your Year 10 or 11 students about taking maths option(s) post-16.

My eldest son is very into basketball at the moment, so I will leave you with this ratio related problem I wrote, which you might like to use with your students. Ratio questions require a good understanding of the language used and can catch even the most able students out!

A school sends a group to a basketball match. One third of them are female students. They send 16 teachers. The ratio of teachers to male students is 2:3

How many people in total were sent? Please email Fiona Kitchen for the solution.

By Fiona Kitchen

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