About this day
Our exceptional days of GCSE Maths in Action feature five interactive and informative sessions that will inspire KS4 students.
We will explore fascinating and occasionally unexpected applications which demonstrate that continuing to study maths is important. Each day is supplemented by an examination session which includes hints and tips on how to improve your grades.
Programme & speakers
Numbers in the News Zoe Griffiths, Maths communicator
In a world of fake news it’s important to be able to think critically about what we are told in the media. This thought provoking talk featuring audience games and experiments takes students on a tour of misleading statistics from real news stories. Choose this talk to inspire the statisticians of the future and empower your students to make informed decisions in their own lives.
About Zoe Griffiths
Zoe travels the UK and internationally giving mathematics talks and workshops in schools, at science festivals, teacher conferences and at comedy nights.
Patterns and predictions Colin Wright, Mathematician and juggler
Maths is about patterns – finding them, proving that they’re real, and then using them to make predictions. Colin will investigate some patterns – some real, some not real(!) – and see an application in an unexpected place.
About Colin Wright
Colin received his maths doctorate in 1990 from Cambridge University. While at Cambridge he also learned how to fire-breathe, unicycle, juggle and ballroom dance.
Maths v Sport Tom Crawford, University of Oxford
Where is the best place in the world to attempt a world record? What is the limit of human endurance? Maths has all of the answers and I’ll be telling you how you can use it to be better at sport… (results may vary).
About Tom Crawford
Tom Crawford (aka the Naked Mathematician) is on a mission to make maths fun. His many degrees pale into insignificance when you see the first 100 digits of ‘e’ tattooed on his arm!