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Our Problem Solving Matters online course will return in June and is now open for applications. This course is designed for Year 12 students who are interested in applying for places at Oxford University, Imperial College, Durham University and/or Warwick University to study maths, or students who wish to improve their mathematical problem-solving skills in preparation for a university course.

Problem Solving Matters is designed to prepare your students for the way they’ll have to think in order to achieve success in the Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT), Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA), and other problem-solving maths examinations that they may be required to sit as part of the university admissions process. During the course, students will receive access to videos, questions, hints, online support and live lectures that will all aim to develop their mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills, and will also attend workshops where they’ll be supported by mentors from the hosting university. Specific problem-solving skills that will be covered include curve sketching, calculus, and sequences and functions.

Problem Solving Matters will be delivered via online sessions held over six weeks in the summer and autumn. The course will take place (virtually) at six venues. Applicants should select the most appropriate venue for themselves, but the content is identical at each venue so applicants will be allocated to alternatives if their first choice is full. Please note that applications received by Sunday 23 May 2021 are more likely to be allocated to their first choice university.

You can find out more information and apply for this course on the AMSP website.

This course is only open to students from state-funded schools, colleges and academies. The course fee is £60. If you’ll have trouble meeting the cost of the course, free places are available. This can be indicated on the application form.

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