Students from Greenfield Community College have engaged in an innovative maths-based event aimed at raising the number of students achieving A or A* grade GCSE mathematics qualifications as part of the Advanced Maths Support Programme.
Mathsplosion, held at Durham Sixth Form Centre, is aimed at Year 9 and 10 students to help achieve excellence in mathematics through challenges, games, puzzles and teamwork.
The group of students from Greenfield Community College took part in workshops around problem solving, using A Level maths content including imaginary numbers, graph theory, platonic solids and magic squares.
Mrs Middleton, director of improvement in Maths at Greenfield Community College, was delighted with the performance of students.
“We had a really interesting day and I was exceptionally proud of our students who really engaged with all aspects of the day and were a credit to themselves and to our school,” said Mrs Middleton.
Mathsplosion is organised in partnership in Access to Further Mathematics who invite students and schools to participate and take advantage of learning opportunities.