Thursday, 13 July 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

NRICH activity Nine Colours
This free event for Y9 students aims to help students develop their mathematical reasoning, problem solving and perseverance, by exploring engaging mathematical activities in new contexts. The day is designed to help students develop their mathematical problem solving skills at the start of their journey exploring the GCSE curriculum, and to encourage the further study of mathematics at A-level and beyond.

The day consists of a mixture of highly interactive mathematical activity talks and hands-on problem-solving workshops led by the NRICH team. There will also be opportunities for accompanying staff to talk to the NRICH team and gather ideas for embedding problem-solving in the GCSE Mathematics curriculum.

Outline timetable:

09.30 - 10.00: Arrival and registration
10.00 - 11:00: Talk: Paper Folding With a Purpose
11.00 - 11:15: Break
11.15 - 12:00: Problem-solving Workshop 1
12.00 - 12:45: Lunch (lunch will be provided free of charge)
12.45 - 13:30: Problem-solving Workshop 2
13.30 - 13:45: Break
13.45 - 14:30: Problem-solving Workshop 3
14:30 - 15:00: Final plenary session
3.00pm: End and depart

How to book:

This event is aimed at students currently coming to the end of Y9, especially those who might perhaps go on to consider studying mathematics at A-level. This event is open to school groups from state schools/academies only, and places must be pre-booked. Thanks to generous Widening Participation funding from the University of Cambridge, the day is free to attend.

Schools are welcome to bring up to a maximum of 30 students, subject to availability of places, plus accompanying teachers (all groups must be accompanied by at least one supervising teacher for every 15 students). Please read the cancellation policy on the registration page before booking.

There has been a very high level of interest in this event, and it is now fully booked. Join the waiting list to be notified if any places become available.

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Level additional information: 
Y9 students at state schools/academies - school group bookings only