About this day
For GCSE students
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
Maths v Sport Tom Crawford, University of Oxford
How do you take the perfect penalty kick? What is the fastest time a human will ever run a marathon? And where is the best place on Earth to attempt a world record? Maths has all of the answers and in this talk I’ll show you how you can use it to improve your performance at sport (results may vary).
About Tom Crawford
Tom Crawford (aka Tom Rocks Maths) is on a mission to make maths a little more rock and roll. His many degrees pale into insignificance when you see the first 120 digits of ‘e’ tattooed on his arm!
Engineering the future Aimi Elias, Software developer, Sky
Will machines ever be cleverer than us? How does a machine learn the difference between a dog and a bagel? Aimi is going to explain the basics of machine learning and how it can solve some real world problems.
About Aimi Elias
Aimi Elias is a software developer with a passion for science communication. She works on technology that makes online streaming possible all over the world at Sky. Before she discovered how much she loves to code, Aimi was a civil engineer working on underground tunnels for Crossrail.
Lies, damned lies, and newspapers Emily Grossman, Broadcaster
Can we believe everything we read in the papers? In this highly interactive and amusing talk, Dr Emily Grossman takes a light-hearted look at these issues, illustrated with examples from her own experience as a TV science broadcaster.
About Emily Grossman
Emily is a bestselling science author, internationally acclaimed public speaker and TV personality. She is best known for explaining science stuff on her fun YouTube videos and on TV shows such as Sky1’s Duck Quacks Don’t Echo (hosted by Lee Mack).