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    Mathematics - Summer 2019

    Our Mathematics Masterclasses aim to bring together like-minded Year 5 children (Year 6 in the Autumn Term) from local primary and middle schools to work through a variety of mathematical puzzles in an enjoyable and thought-provoking way. 

    In Summer Term 2019 we will be holding two identical courses (‘Aragon’ and ‘Popham’) of six sessions.  The dates are as follows:

    • Saturday 27 April : Code Breakers
      Break for Bank Holiday weekend (4 May)
    • Saturday 11 May  : How Computers Count
    • Saturday 18 May  : How Bookmakers Win
      Break for Kimbolton School Speech Day and Half Term (25 May and 1 June)
    • Saturday 8 June    : Maths Team Challenge
    • Saturday 15 June  : Maths Assault Course
    • Saturday 22 June  : The Menger Sponge

    Each session runs for one hour with the timings outlined in the table below.  Please note that the timings are the same as those for the History and English Masterclasses but different to the Sciences ones.  The first meeting will start with a short briefing for parents.

      Aragon Course Popham Course
    Week(s) Intro Briefing Class Final Presentation Intro Briefing Class Final Presentation
    1 0900-0915 0915-1015   1045-1100 1100-1200  
    2 to 5   0900-1000     1030-1130  
    6   0900-1000 1000-1030   1030-1130 1130-1200

    Although each session is independent of the others, we expect children to attend all of the Masterclasses in their course.  There is no charge but places are limited and we cannot guarantee a place for every child who applies. 

    We have written to head teachers of participating schools to invite them to nominate suitable children. The deadline for applications has now passed; we will email all parents/carers to inform them of their success or otherwise in obtaining a place. Please check your junk/spam box if you have not heard from us by this date. Our next series after this one will be in Autumn Term 2019 for 2019-20 Year 6 pupils.

    Joining instructions for successful applicants plus an aide-memoire for parents are available below.