Who are the organisers?
Where will the classes be held?
They will be held live online using Microsoft Teams. Participants will be able to post answers or questions in chat. No cameras and microphones are allowed. The sessions will not be recorded. Students will be provided with follow-up materials. Teachers are copied into all communication with the students.
Why are the classes being offered?
The aim of the masterclasses is to stimulate and encourage young people in the art and practice of mathematics and to develop a sense of enjoyment in the subject. Please note that these classes are not intended to match the school curriculum but, instead, are intended to widen the children’s areas of mathematical knowledge and interest. Participants need enthusiasm and persistence as well as mathematical ability.
Who can attend?
Pupils in Year 9 or 10 for 2021/22 who are mathematically able and judged to have potential and interest in the classes. They should be working at level 6 or above across most sections of the Mathematics National Curriculum and be in the top few percent of the population in terms of mathematical ability, but not necessarily as measured by examination success. Schools are asked to nominate pupils who will then be sent a personal invitation to attend by FMSP Wales.
Dates and times
A series of 4 lectures will be offered on Saturdays 10:00- 11:30 and 12:00 – 13:30, this is a repeat session and pupils will not be expected to attend both. Sessions will be on Saturday 5, 12, 19 & 26 March 2022.
Acceptance of the invitation implies full attendance. Will parents please let Caron Flynn know by email if a lecture has to be missed through illness, misadventure or any other reason.
Equipment needed and to be brought to the lecture Will be notified by email in advance of the session.