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  • Y12 Girls in Mathematics Day

    Date: 
    Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

    NRICH Y12 girls workshop

    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 interactive problem-solving workshops. The event will explore some of the challenging, exciting and rewarding mathematics encountered in a undergraduate degree, and will give an opportunity for students to develop their mathematical thinking and confidence in tackling challenging problems.

    Outline timetable:

    09.45 - 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 - 4.30: The day will involve a mix of talks by researchers from the University of Cambridge Faculty of Mathematics, and interactive problem-solving workshops led by NRICH.

    Lunch will be provided and is free.

    4.30: End and depart


    How to book:

    This event is free for students at state-maintained schools/colleges. Places must be pre-booked by individual students via the online registration form - please ensure you have permission to attend from your school/college and your parent/guardian/carer before booking a place.

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

    If you have any questions about attending the event, eligibility or booking, please email us.

    Travel bursaries

    Thanks to funding from the University of Cambridge Widening Participation Project Fund, there is some limited funding available for travel bursaries if you are in local authority care and/or are currently eligible for Free School Meals - please give details of your estimated travel costs in the relevant section on the application form.

    Level: 
    Secondary
    Level additional information: 
    Y12 girls studying A Level (or equivalent) Mathematics
  • Hands-On Maths Fair - Cambridge Science Festival

    Date: 
    Saturday, 24 March 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

    NRICH activity Nine Colours

    'A mathematician, like a poet or a painter, is a maker of patterns'. Find out what patterns you can discover, explore your creative and critical thinking and develop your problem-solving skills with hands-on mathematical activities and games for all ages from 5 to adult.

    Join us to explore, experiment, discover, question and enjoy!

    All ages from 5 to adult - there will be a range of activities suitable for different ages. Please note that under 15s must be accompanied by an adult.

    This event is part of the 2018 Cambridge Science Festival. No booking needed - drop in throughout the afternoon.

    Level: 
    General public
    Level additional information: 
    All ages from 5+ to adult. Children under 15 must be accompanied by a supervising adult.
  • Mathematical Keep-Fit - Cambridge Science Festival

    Date: 
    Saturday, 24 March 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Fran Watson paper folding talk
    Come and be inspired to work mathematically! Have your curiosity piqued, your competence coached, and revel in the feel-good factor of being challenged to persevere. Join Fran Watson from NRICH for this highly interactive workshop-style session focusing on problem solving through paper folding - no previous experience required!

    Ages 9+

    This event is part of the 2018 Cambridge Science Festival.

    How to book

    This talk is free but tickets must be pre-booked online. Booking will open on Monday 26 February 2018 (we are operating staggered booking this year for Science Festival events and opening our ticket booking later than the main Festival organisers).

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    Level: 
    General public
    Level additional information: 
    Ages 9+ to adult (not suitable for younger children). Children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.
  • Maths Explorers - Cambridge Science Festival

    Date: 
    Saturday, 24 March 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

    Charlie Gilderdale NRICH talk

    Mathematicians are not only good at answering questions - they are good at asking questions too. Join Charlie Gilderdale from our NRICH project on a journey of discovery as he encourages you to unleash your curiosity, ask interesting questions, and set off to explore the unknown. Come to this highly interactive talk prepared to explore, discuss, investigate, take risks, and try something new!

    Age 11+

    This event is part of the 2018 Cambridge Science festival.

    How to book

    This talk is free but tickets must be pre-booked online. Booking will open on Monday 26 February 2018 (we are operating staggered booking this year for Science Festival events and opening our ticket booking later than the main Festival organisers).

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    Level: 
    General public
    Level additional information: 
    Ages 11+ to adult. Children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.