This full-day event for Year 12 girls (ages 16-17) studying A-level Mathematics is designed to 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 accessible insight into some of the areas of maths encountered at university, and interactive problem-solving workshops. The event will give an insight into the challenging, exciting and rewarding mathematics encountered in a undergraduate degree, and will support students to develop their mathematical thinking and confidence in tackling challenging problems.
The day is hosted jointly by the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cambridge, and the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, with speakers from the Faculty of Mathematics and workshops led by staff from NRICH and Underground Mathematics.
The day will also include a parallel information and CPD opportunity for accompanying teachers, exploring the free online A-level Mathematics and STEP preparation resources offered by the University of Cambridge.
Outline timetable: (please note timings of sessions are provisional and may change):
09.45 - 10.30: Arrival and registration
10.30 - 11.25: Introduction; Talk
11.40 - 12.50: Problem-Solving Workshop 1
12.50 - 1.40: Lunch
1.40 - 2.50: Problem-Solving Workshop 2
3.00 - 3.30: Panel session and Q&A: Studying Maths at University
3.30 - 4.20: Talk
4.20 - 4.30: Short final wrap-up session
4.30: End and depart
How to book:
Booking is now open
This event is free, but open to school groups only, and places must be pre-booked online.
This event is aimed at Y12 girls studying A-level Mathematics, especially those who may consider studying a mathematically-related subject at university. Schools/colleges are welcome to bring up to 10 students, plus accompanying teachers (all student groups must be accompanied by at least one supervising teacher). Students must be taking A-level Mathematics (or equivalent): 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 small grants available to help contribute to travel costs and/or teacher cover, particularly for schools/colleges which are a considerable distance from Cambridge. Please note that only non-selective state-funded schools, colleges or academies are eligible to apply for these grants. Please register for the event before applying for a grant.
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If you have any questions about attending the event, eligibility or booking, please email us.