Mathematics Enrichment Programme Events 2017 - 2018

For 2017 - 18, the usual selection of events will be running. There are day long masterclasses for Year 5, 6, 7 and 8, a series of 5 Saturday mornings for year 9 and a 3 day residential course for year 10.

It is possible to apply online this year - the links to the applications are below.

I may be running a week of masterclasses for different ages during the summer holidays of 2018, plans are at an early stage but please keep checking - details will be posted here.

  • Year 5 Masterclasses

The Year 5 masterclasses for 2017 - 18 are running in April and May 2018.

The title of the day is ‘Tactics and Strategies – Talking, Thinking and Doing Mathematics’. The aims of the day are to encourage collaboration through talking and doing mathematics together, encourage the pupils to explain their reasoning and to stretch the most able, in a challenging but fun environment. 

Schools can send up to 4 pupils to one of the days. The group of children would need to be accompanied by a teacher or TA. The cost of the day is £20 for each pupil for this event. All pupils, and the accompanying adult, will need to bring a packed lunch. (A mid morning drink and a snack will be provided).

There are 7 available days to chose from: Monday 23rd April, Wednesday 25th April, Monday 30th April, Tuesday 1st May, Tuesday 8th May, Wednesday 9th May and Friday 11th May

The day will start at 10:00 and finish at 3:00 and will be held on the main campus of Plymouth University (PL4 8AA).

If your school would like to attend, please apply as soon as possible so that your allocated day can be confirmed and you can start to make arrangements. PLACES ARE LIMITED AND your choice of day will be ALLOCATED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.

Applications should be made online using the link below. If you have any problems, please contact me: jsharp@plymouth.ac.uk

Online application form:Year 5 online application

Year 6 Masterclasses

The Year 6 mathematics masterclass days in June 2018 at Plymouth University are a carousel of three activities designed for pupils who are able and interested in mathematics.

Schools can send up to 6 pupils to one of the days. The group of children would need to be accompanied by a teacher or TA. The cost of the day is £20 for each pupil for this event. All pupils, and the accompanying adult, will need to bring a packed lunch. (A mid morning drink and a snack will be provided).

There are 6 available days to chose from: Tuesday 5th June, Wednesday 6th June, Thursday 7th June, Friday 8th June, Monday 11th June and Tuesday 12th June.

The day will start at 10:00 and finish at 3:00 and will be held on the main campus of Plymouth University (PL4 8AA).

If your school would like to attend, please apply as soon as possible so that your allocated day can be confirmed and you can start to make arrangements. PLACES ARE LIMITED AND your choice of day will be ALLOCATED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.

Applications should be made online using the link below. If you have any problems, please contact me: jsharp@plymouth.ac.uk

Online application form: Year 6 online application

Year 7 Masterclasses

The Year 7 Masterclasses will run in January and February 2018. This year's topic will explore the many features associated with Pascal's Triangle. We will explore number properties, probabilities and venture into fractals.

There will be two venues for the year 7 masterclasses, Plymouth University and Kingsley School in Bideford.

Year 7 Masterclasses in Plymouth

Schools will be invited to send up to 4 students who will need to be accompanied by a teacher or TA. The cost of the day is £20 per pupil. Information will be sent to all school in late September by email or by post or you can apply directly via this page - application form below.

There are 7 available days to chose from in January 2018: Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th, Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd, Thursday 25th, Friday 26th and Wednesday 31st.

The day will start at 10:00 and finish at 3:00 and will be held on the main campus of Plymouth University (PL4 8AA).

If your school would like to attend, please apply as soon as possible and I will let you know your allocated date as soon as I know that the course is viable to run. PLACES ARE LIMITED AND your choice of day will be ALLOCATED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.

Applications can be made online using the link below. If you have any problems, please contact me: jsharp@plymouth.ac.uk

Year 7 Online application form for Plymouth: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PFWLVTH

If you cannot access the link above (some school servers block Survey Monkey) then try: http://bit.ly/year7-2017-18

Year 7 Masterclasses in Bideford

Schools will be invited to send up to 4 students who will need to be accompanied by a teacher or TA. The cost of the day is £20 per pupil. Information will be sent to all school in late September by email or by post or you can apply directly via this page - application form below.

There are 2 available days to chose from in February 2018: Tuesday 6th February and Tuesday 20th February

The day will start at 10:00 and finish at 3:00 and will be held at Kingsley School, Bideford (EX39 3LY)

If your school would like to attend, please apply as soon as possible and I will let you know your allocated date as soon as I know that the course is viable to run. PLACES ARE LIMITED AND your choice of day will be ALLOCATED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.

You may make an application after this date but please check with me first (jsharp@plymouth.ac.uk) to check availability. PLACES ARE LIMITED AND your choice of day will be ALLOCATED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.

Applications can be made online using the link below. If you have any problems, please contact me: jsharp@plymouth.ac.uk

Year 7 Online application form for Bideford: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/S7HH853

If you cannot access the link above (some school servers block Survey Monkey) then try: http://bit.ly/year7-Bideford-2017-18

Year 8 Masterclasses

The year 8 masterclasses were run in the Autumn Term. They will run again next year late in the Autumn term and details will be published here as soon as the dates are set.

If you missed out on the Year 8 masterclasses this year and would like me to come to your school or cluster of schools to run a day long workshop then please get in touch. jsharp@plymouth.ac.uk

 

Year 9 Masterclass Series

The year 9 masterclasses are a series of 5 Saturday mornings sessions which for 2017 -18 are January 6th, January 20th, February 3rd, February 17th and March 3rd.

Students need to be nominated by their school in order to attend these masterclasses.

The online application for schools to apply for places on the year 9 masterclass series can be found here:

Year 9 Online application form: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PPTNHHK

If you cannot access the link above (some school servers block Survey Monkey) then try:http://bit.ly/year9-2017-18

The Plymouth Series is part of a nationwide programme of Mathematics Masterclasses run in conjunction with the Royal Institution of Great Britain, more details can be find here

There is a Masterclass group in Truro and one in Exeter. A new Masterclass group is being established this year in North Devon. If you are not sure which Masterclass group you are covered by please get in touch (jsharp@plymouth.ac.uk) and I will point you in the right direction.

Year 9 South West Event

The Year 9 follow up day will be held on Friday 22nd June 2018

This whole day event is primarily for all the students who attended the Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses with the Plymouth, Exeter and Truro groups in the spring term but is open to other masterclass groups in the wider South West and also to students who did well on the UKMT Maths Challenge. It will also include the new North Devon Masterclass group being established this year.

You will have the opportunity to work on a number of activities throughout the day.  As this day is a school day then you should first ask permission from school for the day off and a teacher must sign the attached form. There is no charge for this day but you will need to bring a packed lunch and drink.  The day will start at 10:00am and finish at 3.00pm and you will need to make your own way to the University in Plymouth.

Details will be sent directly to the students who attended the year 9 series in the spring term with information also being sent to their school.

If you need any further details about this day please contact Jenny Sharp

Year 10 Residential Masterclass

The year 10 residential course at Easter is one of the highlights of the year even though it is the most stressful – being responsible for fifteen years olds for three days and two nights! This course is a follow-up course for students who attended the Saturday Year 9 classes at Plymouth or Truro the previous year.

Details for 2018 are being confirmed and once the dates have been set, details will be sent directly to the students eligible for a place on the course.