Y10 Maths Feasts 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Book your places for Y10 Maths Feasts 2018 

Remember to apply for this amazing Year 10 Team Competition via our webpage: www.furthermaths.org.uk/maths-feast.

Places are going fast and we will soon be accepting additional teams from schools who have requested them, please book early to avoid disappointment.

It is open to teams of four Year 10 students, there are over 80 events to choose from and all the details are on our webpage, including resources from previous years and practice materials.

Local Events include:

Oldham Sixth Form College – 5th March

University of Manchester – 6th March

University of Manchester – 7th March

Connell College – 26th March

Further Information

The competition is organised by the Further Mathematics Support Programme and is free to schools/colleges registered with the FMSP. Schools can register with the FMSP at any time by going to Registration.

The students said:

“The best round was relay, I enjoyed the pace and structure of it!”

“Four in a row was fun and fast paced. Had to work together and rely on teammates”

“All the rounds were enjoyable and challenging”

The Year 10 Maths Feast is an enjoyable and challenging team competition testing mathematical, team-working and communication skills. Each year the format of the competition changes slightly so that the rounds remain interesting and exciting.

Information about the Feasts

There are no heats or finals so participants can take the materials back to their schools and use them for other students in their classes to enrich and extend their learning. Perhaps the best way of using these materials is to ask participating students to run the rounds with their classes!

Each team consists of four students in Year 10 working together on a set of problems. They must be accompanied by a member of staff, whose role is to supervise a team from a different school and mark rounds with the answers provided.

There are several rounds requiring different skills and strategies for success.

  • Each event lasts approximately 2-3 hours. This may vary slightly between venues
  • Students are encouraged to work as a team or in pairs and only occasionally as individuals
  • Questions include both recreational mathematics and some of a more traditional nature
  • Calculators and equipment such as rulers and protractors are not permitted
  • Awards will be given for best teamwork and the winning team of each round.

We have designed the Maths Feast to support students in developing their problem solving skills. For this reason we are not giving details of the rounds in this Feast although practice materials are available to schools to use if they wish.

The most important skills we want students to demonstrate in the Feast are those of team work, communication, reacting positively to a new situation and applying previous knowledge to solve problems – Good luck