Starting in September, Nexus students will be offered mentoring in Mathematical problems solving by Nexus’ UKMT mentor Mr Rees. The mentoring scheme provides sets of challenging and engaging problems each month to help young people develop their problem solving skill and is open to students in Years 7, 8 and 9. The programme lasts throughout the year with new challenges each month and is open to any student who is keen to improve their problem solving and mathematical reasoning skills.

Each month students will receive a sheet containing a range of maths problems tackling as many of the problems as they can over the course of the following three weeks, consulting with their mentor as they wish for advice and hints. At the end of the three weeks students will submit their written answers and will meet in a group with their mentor to discuss strategies and learned skills.

The aims of this programme are:

  • Improve your Mathematical problem solving.
  • Perform better in competitions.
  • Tackle difficult and interesting problems.
  • Discuss Maths and have fun!

Interested students should attempt the sample questions posted in the canteen and return to Mr Rees before the summer holidays.

For further information please see Mr Rees.