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

Course length 2 hours

Join Matt Parker, Zoe Griffiths and Ben Sparks for two hours of mathematical surprises at London's Greenwood Theatre. In this highly interactive show, in which the audience decides what comes next, your students will discover a new side to maths that will enrich their understanding, and give them plenty to talk and laugh about too. And there will even be a chance to win prizes.

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Course length 2 hours

Maths Inspiration is a national programme of interactive maths lectures for students in Years 9 and 10. These exciting events give these young people a chance to experience the UK's most inspiring maths speakers live in theatres, presenting maths in the context of exciting, real-world applications.

This summer series of lectures, Playing for Real, is a joint venture presented by Maths Inspiration and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme. If you think games are just for fun, then think again! Games contain some of the most important maths you'll ever need in everyday life, from managing money to out-thinking competitors. Our speakers will demonstrate the unlikely usefulness of probability, puzzles and percentages. You'll get the chance to play some games, and you could even win a prize.

All shows have three interactive talks, an interval and a lively Q&A session to enjoy. Many of the events feature mathematicians, engineers and statisticians in the hope of opening your students' eyes to a career in STEM.

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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 3 hours

The Senior Team Maths Challenge (STMC) provides enrichment and challenge to teams of senior students in the UK. The competition tests students in Years 11, 12 and 13 on their mathematical, communication and teamwork skills, with teams of four competing over several rounds to reach the final.

Regional STMC events usually take place in November and early December. However, due to current restrictions on face-to-events the STMC will not be running in 2020. We still want schools and colleges to be able to access the competition resources for their own internal enrichment; these will be available for download later this term, via the UK Mathematics Trust website.

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Course length 3 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!

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.

Looking for a national online Maths Feast? Go here.

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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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