We have a lively programme of outreach activities working with schools and teachers including a range of talks for schools and masterclasses.
Masterclasses, workshops and taster days
The Mathematics Enrichment Programme is an established programme of masterclasses run annually for schools in the local area, both primary and secondary. 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. We run a Year 10 Mathematics Taster Day designed to encourage students to consider Mathematics as one of their A level choices and a Year 12 day based on 'What to do with your A level Maths'.
Talks for schools
We offer a wide range of talks on mathematical and statistical topics to schools and colleges in our region. We can come to your school or we can arrange an inward visit from your school to the University.
One of our most popular talks is 'Opening doors: careers with mathematics and statistics' which covers the many careers available to those with a good background in mathematical sciences .
Other talks on offer are on topics ranging from the mathematics underlying internet security, dimensional analysis, the mathematics of bubbles and soap films and various talks on statistics.
Resources for schools
Posters and leaflets
We also have various posters and leaflets for schools. One of our most popular is the formulae required for A level Mathematics. This is available in A1 poster size (for your mathematics classrooms or a handy A5 leaflet designed for your A level students. Others material covers careers in mathematics and, of course, the prospectus for our mathematics degrees.
Staff and undergraduates have made a number of podcasts on mathematical topics which you may find useful in your teaching or as revision aids. You can find them on our YouTube page Mathematics with Plymouth University.