Year 7 Pupil/Parent Mathematics Workshop
During the autumn term the department runs a 2-hour workshop for year 7 pupils and their parents. The workshop provides an opportunity for parents to work with year 7 pupils on a range of enjoyable mathematical activities, including games and puzzles. It also gives parents a chance to meet your child’s mathematics teacher and get to know some of the approaches and resources that we use in the mathematics department. Above all, though, the workshop aims to demonstrate some enjoyable approaches to the subject and to prove that mathematics can be fun!
UKMT (United Kingdom Mathematics Trust)
The department engages in a number of annual competitions organized by the UKMT whereby a range of students undertake a ‘Mathematics Challenge’ paper. Prizes are offered with enhancement to subsequent rounds at National level for top performing students. In addition, we collaborate closely with Primary School Mathematics clusters in the area to promote & support Mathematics teaching and these cluster schools take part in the competitions alongside Bedale High School students. The school also participates in external events run by the trust, most recently at Macmillan College, Middlesbrough.
Other Investigative Competitions
The school collaborates with the Mathematics departments of the Universities of Sheffield & Portsmouth in their regular investigative competitions which are run nationally to encourage mathematical thinking.
Y9 Mathematics Challenge, Queen Elizabeth 6th Form College, Darlington
A team event takes place each year at the college with Y9s from Bedale High School competing. Our recent performances in these events have been very encouraging with a 2nd & two 3rd places in the last 3 years.
The RHS Harlow Carr Mathematics Trail is a regular feature of our trip selection, whereby clues are followed within the garden, incorporating a huge range of mathematical skills which challenge the students in problem solving ability.
The University of Teesside annually organises a series of Mathematical lectures with guest speakers from the world of Mathematics, Science & Engineering. This attempts to bring mathematics to life and demonstrate its importance as a subject in all walks of life & its huge variety of applications.