Volunteering opportunity 23 March 2021

Volunteering opportunity

Chair of PMC Problems Group

Volunteering opportunity

The Primary Mathematics Challenge are looking for a new Chair of the Problems setting team.

Do you have a mathematical background? Do you have experience creating or setting mathematical problems for KS2? Do you currently work with children aged 8-11?  Then we would love to hear from you!

The Primary Mathematics Challenge began in 1990, to give primary aged children a chance to compete in a national mathematical Challenge. Since then, we have produced 42 Challenge papers containing 1050 Challenge questions and awarded over 1.3 million certificates and medals to participants.

The role of the Chair of the problems team is to coordinate the team and oversee the production of the Challenge papers. Collating and selecting problems is a team effort, the Chair is there to keep things moving in the right direction and to make the final decisions on question placement. It is also the role of the Chair to put together an answer and notes sheet to explain how and why pupils should get to the correct answers.

You will be joining a lovely group of people with a wealth of knowledge and experience to pass on and help guide you through the role as you find your feet. Support and assistance will be given wherever and whenever it is needed!

In usual circumstances there are at least two face to face meetings per year, although throughout the pandemic these have moved online.

If you feel this role is for you, please send a couple of paragraphs to explain why you think you are suitable and outline any experience you may have in this area to alice.hall@m-a.org.uk