Inspiring your 11-16 maths students

The AMSP can help you with some great ways to engage your 11-16 students with maths, and inspire them to want to continue to study it beyond GCSE.

We organise a large programme of enrichment activities. These include enrichment events organised by the AMSP’s local Area Coordinators. These typically include a chance to see the links between maths and other subjects, and to hear about possible careers that are open to students who have taken an advanced maths qualification. They are often held at universities and are usually free of charge to groups from state-funded school and colleges. Taking part in our enrichment events, and other activities we provide, can help you reach the Gatsby Benchmarks.

The events calendar below provides details of our all of our enrichment events, including a range of opportunities designed and delivered according to local need by our local Area Coordinators. It is followed by details of the standard student events we offer.

Events Calendar

Maths Feast is a fun educational challenge for Year 10 students which tests problem-solving and teamwork skills. Teams of four students will test their maths skills with our all-you-can-eat feast of problems!

There are several rounds requiring different skills and strategies for success. Each event takes between two and three hours, and awards will be given for good teamwork and for the winning team of each round.

The Live Online Year 10 Maths Feast is organised by your local Area Coordinator as an alternative to the usual face to face event. The event will enable your team to participate remotely 'alongside' other schools in your area. 

Looking for a national online Maths Feast? Go here.

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Course length 2 hours

Maths Feast is a fun educational challenge for Year 10 students which tests problem-solving and teamwork skills. Teams of four students will test their maths skills with our all-you-can-eat feast of problems!

We have altered the set-up for Maths feasts this year in the light of the changing situation we find ourselves in. If you have students in school while the Feast is run, you can set up your class(es) in a more traditional way, however, students can still access these materials from home.

There are several rounds requiring different skills and strategies for success. Each event takes between two and three hours and awards will be given for good teamwork and for the winning team of each round.

This is an opportunity for schools who can’t attend face-to-face Maths Feasts to run a Maths Feast in their school with their students, or enable students to engage with Maths Feast materials through their remote learning.

Unlike face-to-face Maths Feasts, although teams should consist of four students, there is no limit to the number of teams that a school can enter. Entering different sized teams to fit with your situation is acceptable, and you can also use the materials to support remote learning.

Schools will be given at least four days to run this event, so can run the Maths Feast over lunchtimes, after school or within maths lessons.

Looking for a local Maths Feast? Go here.

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Course length 1 hour

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 term to allow you to choose the event which best fits your timetable. It is envisaged that the event will be streamed into a classroom where the session is facilitated by the teacher.   

There will be opportunities for interaction during the session. 

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Course length 1 hour

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 term to allow you to choose the event which best fits your timetable. It is envisaged that the event will be streamed into a classroom where the session is facilitated by the teacher.   

There will be opportunities for interaction during the session. 

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Course length 45 minutes

These enrichment events are designed to inform your Year 10 - 11 students about how maths is used in different careers and the importance of continuing to study maths after GCSE. 

Attending the events will help both teachers and students link maths curriculum learning to careers, thus fulfilling Gatsby Benchmark 4.

Students will have the opportunity to choose the careers that the presenters will talk about, with a maths question relevant to that career! 

The event will be repeated at a different time 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. 

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Course length 40 minutes

These enrichment events are designed to inform your Year 10 - 11 students about how maths is used in different careers and the importance of continuing to study maths after GCSE.  

We will be joined by three guests who will talk about their careers and take questions from the students. 

The event will be repeated at a different time to allow you to choose the event which best fits your timetable. It is envisaged that the event will either be streamed into a classroom where the session is facilitated by the teacher, or that the teacher will share the link with their students for them to join online. The event will last for approximately 40 minutes.

There will be opportunities for interaction during the session.

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In addition, we can arrange in-school enrichment sessions for state-funded schools focusing on Core Maths, AS/A level Mathematics and AS/A level Further Mathematics. These offer students the opportunity to encounter areas of maths outside of the curriculum and see how an area of maths can be used in real world situations. Contact your local AMSP Area Coordinator to discuss your needs.

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