Typically, participants will have the opportunity to attend a variety of undergraduate lectures in mathematics and related area; they will be able to work on a small research project and they receive teaching training.
About 50% of the time is allocated to sampling university lectures, and 50% of the time is allocated to workshops. Of these, some may be dedicated to research while the majority are teaching workshops, whereby participants get divided into teams and practice running a 10-15 min problem-solving classes based on resources we provide. All participants get the opportunity to hone their teaching skills by practice and feedback. At the end there may be a tournament to decide on the best teams based on the participants’ feedback.
Upon graduation of the one week training, participants receive a Teaching Diploma and resource materials which enable them to work as tutors for maths circles for the younger 1st year students in the school, or for primary school students in nearby schools. Maths circles are lunchtime or after-school weekly maths clubs based on our teaching materials, and are typically run by a teacher with the help of tutors. Working as a tutor for younger students in maths circles can serve to fulfil the community involvement requirement of the Gaisce's President Award.