Maths Week 2022

In collaboration with Maths Week England (14th November - 18th November), we are excited to announce a range of events and activities which we will be running to enthuse primary and secondary students in Norfolk about the wonders of studying maths. 

Read below for more information about the events and how you can register.

 

Origami Competition

Create your own display of space using origami. Students are invited to build stars, planets and solar systems using origami and are encouraged to be as creative as they like. When schools register to enter the competition they will be sent a pack of all the resources needed to design the space display including instructional videos created by our expert team of teachers. Prizes will be on offer to the best 3 displays in both Primary & Secondary school categories. The deadline for schools to register to take part in the competition is Friday 4th of November, there are a limited number of packs so register without delay. 

To enter the competition and receive your free pack, complete the form below. The deadline to submit your entry and email to outreach@isaacnewtonsixthform.co.uk is Friday 25th of November.

Click here to register.

Origami Competition Poster

 

Primary Maths in Space Day (KS2)

On Thursday 17th of November, we will be hosting a day of mathematics themed around space. Students taking part will visit a variety of space stations where they will complete enriching mathematical tasks and join together to design a space themed object using origami. The event will be hosted at the Inspiration Trust Teaching School Hub (NR1 2RN), this is to allow schools to park for free at the site. You are invited to join us for one of the following two sessions:

Morning Session (9:30 - 11:45)                                          Afternoon Session (12:30 - 14:45)

Each school can bring up to 8 students from key stage 2, there are a limited number of spaces available for each session, register early to avoid disappointment. 

Click here to register.

Primary Maths in Space Day (KS2) Poster

 

Maths in Space Open Evening (KS2)

Students who aren’t able to join us for the “Maths in Space Day” are welcome to attend our “Maths in Space Open Evening” on Wednesday 16th of November. Parents and students are invited to visit to take part in a range of activities based on the theme of space. We will be open 4:30 - 6:30 for students to drop in and take part in our activities, each of these events will be aimed at students who are in key stage 2 but siblings of other ages are welcome to join. The event will be hosted at the Inspiration Trust Teaching School Hub (NR1 2RN). Parents who would like to attend are being asked to register their interest for the event and they can do this at the following link.

Click here to register.

Maths in Space Open Evening (KS2) Poster

 

Enrichment Lessons

During “Maths Week England” our expert teachers are offering visits to schools in Norfolk to deliver lessons on enriching maths. These lessons can be delivered to schools during maths lessons or after-school and will be tailored to match the age range and ability of the students. We only have a limited number of lessons available so please register early to avoid disappointment. If we are unable to deliver a lesson live to your school, all of the lessons will be available on our website for you to access during the week. 

Click here to register.

See below for details on the enrichment lessons available.

Patterns & Fractals

Exploring patterns which are commonly seen in mathematics and how these can lead into the wonderful world of fractals.

A Game of Sprouts

Learning to play the game created by John Conway & Michael Paterson, students will discover the maths behind the game and where this maths can lead.

A Prisoner’s Dilemma

Investigating a branch of mathematics called game theory and how it relates to a variety of games leading to the famous prisoner’s dilemma.

The Great Race

A horse race based on dice rolls and outcomes, which horse is lucky and whether this always holds true. Students will look into probability, but understand it cannot always be guaranteed.

The Maths Behind Encrypted Messaging

Discovering how prime numbers are used to allow money and messages to be sent securely over the internet. Students will also explore the mathematics of modular arithmetic.


If you have any further questions, please contact our Outreach Team at outreach@isaacnewtonsixthform.co.uk.