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  • Y12 Girls in Mathematics Day

    Date: 
    Tuesday, 9 July 2019 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

    This full-day event for Year 12 girls (ages 16-17) studying A-level Mathematics is designed to broaden mathematical horizons, give a stimulating introduction to advanced mathematical problem-solving, and encourage more girls to study Mathematics at university.

    The day will include talks giving an insight into some of the areas of maths encountered at university and problem-solving workshops, as well as the opportunity to talk to current university Mathematics students. This event will explore some of the challenging, exciting and rewarding mathematics encountered in an undergraduate degree, and will give an opportunity for students to develop their mathematical thinking and confidence in tackling challenging problems.

    Outline timetable:

    10.00 - 10.30: Arrival and registration (you are welcome to arrive at any point within this time, so long as you are in good time for the start of the first session at 10.30)
    10.30 - 10.35: Welcome and Introduction
    10.35 - 11.30: Talk: Professor Julia Gog - 'Maths vs Disease'
    11.35 - 12.25: Problem-Solving Workshop 1

    Workshops are led by staff from the NRICH project within the Cambridge Mathematics Faculty.

    12.25 - 13.05: Lunch (lunch will be provided and is free)
    13.05 - 13.55: Problem-Solving Workshop 2
    14.00 - 14.50: Problem-Solving Workshop 3
    14.50 - 15.05: Break
    15.05 - 16.15: Talk: Dr Orsola Rath-Spivack

    Panel session and Q&A with current Cambridge mathematics students: Studying Maths at University

    Short final wrap-up session

    16.30: End and depart


    How to book

    Please note that students must book individually using the online registration form and places must be pre-booked.

    This event is aimed at Y12 girls studying A-level Mathematics, especially those who are considering studying a mathematically-related subject at university. Attendees must be taking A-level (or equivalent) Mathematics: in schools that offer Further Maths A-level, we would expect these students to be Further Mathematicians, but students from schools which do not currently teach Further Mathematics are also warmly welcomed.

    Thanks to funding from the University of Cambridge Widening Participation Project Fund, we have a limited number of travel bursaries available if you need help with travel costs in order to attend (please note only students attending state maintained schools/academies are eligible to apply). To apply for a travel bursary, please complete the relevant section of the online booking form.

    If you have any questions please contact us.

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    Level: 
    Secondary
    Level additional information: 
    Y12 girls studying A Level (or equivalent) Mathematics - please see above
  • Teacher CPD Day - Developing Mathematical Resilience

    Date: 
    Wednesday, 10 July 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

    A free CPD event for teachers of mathematics at Key Stages 2, 3, and 4 who are interested in developing resilient learners in their classrooms.

    Whether your students are breezing through every problem you give them, or struggling at every turn, they may not be developing the resilience they need to become independent problem solvers.

    How would we like our students to respond to being stuck, and how can we best support them in a way that doesn’t make them become dependent on us?

    NRICH tasks have always helped to develop mathematical thinking and promote mathematical exploration. In our latest project, NRICH has created tasks designed to capture students’ interest so that they have a desire to persevere even when the going gets tough. Our supporting materials for teachers suggest ways of scaffolding the activities without spoon-feeding.

    This event will offer opportunities to work on selected NRICH tasks designed to develop resilience, and discuss the implications for classroom practice.

    How to book

    Places are free for Key Stage 2, 3 or 4 teachers in all UK schools/academies but must be pre-booked. Booking is now open.

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    Level additional information: 
    Teachers of mathematics at Key Stages 2, 3, and 4
  • Y12 Mathematical Problem-Solving Day

    Date: 
    Tuesday, 16 July 2019 - 10:00am to 4:15pm

    A free event for Year 12 students taking A-level (or equivalent) Mathematics, designed to broaden mathematical horizons, develop students' mathematical thinking and give a stimulating introduction to advanced mathematical problem-solving. The day will be highly interactive: it will include a mix of talks and small-group workshops led by the NRICH team and staff from the University of Cambridge Mathematics Faculty.

    This free event is open to students from all UK schools/academies. Please note that students must book individually using the online registration form and places must be pre-booked.

    There are a few travel bursaries available - if you need help with your travel costs please contact us.

    Please note that if you have attended the Y12 Girls event earlier in July 2019 there might be some overlap of content.

    This event is now fully booked