Pilot Webinar for Students Age 9-13

Date: Wednesday December 12th 2018
Time: 10am GMT
Location: ANYWHERE! (as long as you have internet access)
Who: Students aged 9-13 and their teachers
What: Collaborative mathematics led by members of the NRICH team

Sounds good? Read on!

The NRICH team is pleased to announce a webinar aimed at students aged 9-13 and their teachers. This is a pilot event, intended to help us to plan future webinars and bring the NRICH team into more classrooms than ever before.

For this pilot event, we will introduce a problem and invite students to work on it for between 5 and 10 minutes. During this time, teachers can comment online to ask questions on behalf of the class, or share any ideas that have arisen in their classroom. There will also be an opportunity for classes to upload photos of their work.

Once everyone has had a chance to engage with the problem, the NRICH team will showcase the work that has been sent in, and we will suggest next steps for investigation based on students' ideas! For the rest of the webinar, we will alternate between thinking time and discussion time, bringing all ideas together at the end of session.

After the webinar, the problem we introduce will be published as a live problem on the NRICH primary and secondary sites, so that you can continue to work on it in class and submit student solutions for publication. There will also be an opportunity for teachers to fill in an evaluation form to inform our planning for future events.

Suggested classroom setup

We suggest you set up a computer and a projector to display the live feed to the whole class, who can work on the problem in small groups while the class teacher submits any comments or photos of student work to NRICH. 

Students will need pen and paper, or whiteboards. Digit cards or post-it notes might also be useful.

As we will be using YouTube's streaming software, please check whether your school's systems allow YouTube to be shown.

The chat will be moderated to ensure no inappropriate comments remain visible, and student work will be shared using first names only in line with NRICH's policy.

On the day
We will begin the live stream on the NRICH webinar page at 09:55 GMT on Wednesday by transmitting a Welcome slide. At 10:00 we will put up a slide with an intial task, and then at 10:05 we will present the problem. For each section of the lesson, there will be a timer displayed to tell you how long you have to work on the task before we start speaking again. The live stream will end at 10:45.

Can't make it that day?
Don't worry, we'll be uploading the video on the site after the event so everyone can watch it and have a go at the task in their own time. We will also be publishing the task as one of our Live Problems so students can submit their solutions.

Any questions?
Email the primary or secondary NRICH Team, or tweet us @nrichmaths.