Examples of supporting mathematical and financial education in schools

Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses

The Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses introduce students to aspects or applications of mathematics which are not usually covered in the school curriculum, such as cryptography, mazes or the relevance of geometry in fashion. They are designed to counteract widespread negative attitudes towards mathematics among young people and contribute to a long-term shift in attitudes towards mathematics.

 

Geoffrey Heywood Awards

The Charitable Fund is providing financial assistance to enable staff of certain selected schools which specialise in mathematics to extend their outreach work to other secondary schools in their area. There are three schools under this award scheme, two of which are specialist sixth form maths schools.

 

This project was named the Geoffrey Heywood Award to commemorate the Founding Master of the Worshipful Company of Actuaries, who left a substantial legacy to the Charitable Fund on his death in 2013.

 

Royal Society Partnership Grants Scheme

Since it started in 2000, the Partnership Grants Scheme has awarded over £1.3m to over 800 schools and colleges, igniting enthusiasm for STEM in thousands of young people across the UK.

The Charitable Fund has supported three schools under this scheme which are running maths focussed projects.